"First I've got no master, then all of a sudden I've got two!...I can't wait on both of them...Wait a minute...Get two pay packets, and eat and drink for two? Why not?" Carlo Goldoni's crafty servant who turns somersaults to please both his masters and serve himself is one of the great classic commedia dell'arte plays of world drama. This new adaptation by Dorothy Louise captures the remarkable pace of the story in fresh dialogue that is attuned to contemporary American audiences.
Dorothy Louise has adapted Arthur Schnitzler's Reigen, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (also part of the Plays in Performance Series), and de Beaumarchais's The Marriage of Figaro. She teaches theatre at Franklin & Marshall College and has been a Fellow of the Tyrone Guthrie Center in Ireland. She lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The Plays for Performance series is edited by Nicholas Rudall, former artistic director of the Court Theatre at the University of Chicago where he is professor of classics, and Bernard Sahlins, founder and director of the Second City. They both live in Chicago, Illinois.