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The Syndicate

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The Syndicate, or Il Sindaco Del Rione Sanità, is a witty dark comedy set in 1960s Naples. This new translation by Mike Poulton portrays De Filippo's classic combination of pathos with farce in a newly accessible and contemporary version.

Honest young Antonio Barracano stabs a brutal night-watchman to death. With the help of a 'Godfather' he is smuggled out of Naples to hide in New York. Convicted of the murder in his absence but safe overseas,...

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Overview

The Syndicate, or Il Sindaco Del Rione Sanità, is a witty dark comedy set in 1960s Naples. This new translation by Mike Poulton portrays De Filippo's classic combination of pathos with farce in a newly accessible and contemporary version.

Honest young Antonio Barracano stabs a brutal night-watchman to death. With the help of a 'Godfather' he is smuggled out of Naples to hide in New York. Convicted of the murder in his absence but safe overseas, he quickly acquires wealth and a reputation for ruthlessness.

Returning to Naples, he uses his new status to quash his conviction and is soon feared but respected throughout the city, making it his life's work to provide a form of rough justice for the criminals of Naples who have no other access to law.

He rules the Naples underbelly with a rod of iron but when a respectable but poor young man decides to murder his father and comes to Don Antonio for advice, the Neapolitan 'Godfather' emerges from the shadows to make the young man's father an offer he can't refuse

The comedy grows blacker as 'respectable' Naples collides with its criminal underworld.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781408156902
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 3/1/2012
  • Series: Modern Plays Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Arnold Wesker is one of Britain's seminal post-war playwrights. His varied writings include essays, short stories, poetry, journalism and 49 plays, which have been translated into 18 languages. His other plays include The Kitchen, Roots, Chips with Everything and Shylock.

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