Andrews, Richard. “Rhetoric and Drama: Monologues and Set Speeches in Aretino’s Comedies.” In The Languages of Literature in Renaissance Italy, edited by Peter Hainsworth et al. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988. A study of Aretino’s plays.
Cairns, Christopher. “Aretino’s Comedies and the Italian ‘Erasmian’ Connection in Shakespeare and Jonson.” In Theatre of the English and Italian Renaissance, edited by J. R. Mulryne and Margaret Shewring. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1991. A study of Aretino’s plays.
Cairns, Christopher. Pietro Aretino and the Republic of Venice: Researches on Aretino and His Circle in Venice, 1527-1556. Florence: L. S. Olschki, 1985. Although this study focuses on Aretino’s friends and acquaintances in Venice, it helps readers understand his writings. Bibliography and indexes.
Cottino-Jones, Marga. “Rome and the Theatre in the Renaissance.” In Rome in the Renaissance: The City and the Myth: Papers of the Thirteenth Annual Conference of the Center for Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies, edited by P. A. Ramsey. Binghampton, N.Y.: Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 1982. A study of Aretino’s plays.
Freedman, Luba. Titian’s Portraits Through Aretino’s Lens. University Park, Pa.: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1995. Examines the portraits of Aretino done by Titian. Bibliography and index.
Lawner, Lynne, ed. and trans. I Modi: The Sixteen Pleasures: An Erotic Album of the Italian Renaissance. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University, 1988. A look at the eroticism of Aretino, Marcantonio Raimondi, Giulio Romano, and Count Jean-Frederic-Maximilien de Waldeck. Reveals some of the motives behind and themes of Aretino’s works.
Ruggiero, Guido. “Marriage, Love, Sex, and Renaissance Civic Morality.” In Sexuality and Gender in Early Modern Europe: Institutions, Texts, Images, edited by James Grantham Turner. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1993. An ethical study; includes bibliography and index.
Waddington, Raymond B. “A Satirist’s Impresa: The Medals of Pietro Aretino.” Renaissance Quarterly 42, no. 4 (Winter, 1989): 655. This essay examines the medals of Aretino and his popularity as a writer.
Woods-Marsden, Joanna. “Toward a History of Art Patronage in the Renaissance: The Case of Pietro Aretino.” Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies 24, no. 2 (Spring, 1994): 275. Analyzes the relationship between sitter (patron) and artist.