The Servant of Two Masters

The Servant of Two Masters

by Carlo Goldoni, Constance Congdon
     
 

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A lively new adaptation of Carlo Goldoni's II Servitore de due Pardoni (1745) faithful to the spirit if not always to the letter of this famous and enduring farce, still frequently performed nearly 250 years after it was written as a vehicle for the great Arlecchino, Antonio Sacchi, who acted under the name Truffaldino.

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A lively new adaptation of Carlo Goldoni's II Servitore de due Pardoni (1745) faithful to the spirit if not always to the letter of this famous and enduring farce, still frequently performed nearly 250 years after it was written as a vehicle for the great Arlecchino, Antonio Sacchi, who acted under the name Truffaldino.

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!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881453232
Publisher:
Broadway Play Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
102
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.21(d)

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Carlo Goldoni (1707-1793) was a Venetian playwright and librettist who wrote some of Italy’s most well renowned plays and operas. Throughout his life he developed a unique comedic style, combining commedia dell’arte with a more realistic look at an emerging middle class. Along with The Servant of Two Masters his most famous stage works include Mine Hostess, The Crafty Widow, The Antiquiarian’s Family and The Fan.

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