The Servant of Two Masters

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A cross between traditional Italian commedia and postmodern vaudeville, this new version of Goldoni's classic pits the madcap servant Truffaldino against masters, mistresses, lovers, lawyers and twenty-seven plates of meatballs. Imagine a Bob Hope or Woody Allen comedy written by Monty Python and performed with the physical bravura of Chaplin or Keaton—with places in the script for ad-libs and audience participation.
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The Servant of Two Masters: Full Text and Introduction (NHB Drama Classics)

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Overview

A cross between traditional Italian commedia and postmodern vaudeville, this new version of Goldoni's classic pits the madcap servant Truffaldino against masters, mistresses, lovers, lawyers and twenty-seven plates of meatballs. Imagine a Bob Hope or Woody Allen comedy written by Monty Python and performed with the physical bravura of Chaplin or Keaton—with places in the script for ad-libs and audience participation.
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Editorial Reviews

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Nothing short of brilliant...SERVANT does commedia proud! Gags, wisecracks, sly sexual references, acrobatics...this is the real thing!
Milwaukee Weekly
A circus of styles tumbling backwards, forwards and sideways...full of ancient, hooting laughs zapped together with up-your-alley anachronisms. Shower flowers on director Paolo Landi and Jeffrey Hatcher for their re-working of the eighteenth-century Italian script. Broad, bold, whacked-out and wild! A tour-de-farce! Unforgettable, undiminished delight!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822218470
  • Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/2004
  • Pages: 67
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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