The Love of Three Oranges: A Comedy in Three Acts

The Love of Three Oranges: A Comedy in Three Acts


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The Love of Three Oranges: A Comedy in Three Acts by Hillary Depiano

From the dusty annals of theatre history and the rich traditions of commedia dell'arte comes a brand new version of a classic story. Based on a scenario by Carlo Gozzi and inspired by his original project, The Love of Three Oranges is a wild raucous slapstick comedy completely reworked, revised, retooled and redone for today's audiences. For anyone who has searched for a more accessible version of this classic text and found that it has indeed become a "musty old narrative," you will find that this Oranges has a little bit of everything to tickle either your funny bone or inner scholar. A comedy in three acts by Hillary DePiano.

Prince Tartaglia's life is filled with misery until an evil witch and her equally evil henchmen concoct a plan to kill him by sending him on a quest for three giant oranges. This quest, however, soon proves more fruitful than he could have imagined. Once he leaves the sheltered world of the castle he finds a friend in a clown, love in an orange, and most of all laughter in everything he meets. Throw in witches, wizards, princesses, an effeminate unionized devil, a few ferocious inanimate objects, melodramatic monarchs and a wild narrator who isn't sure how far removed from the story he is and what you have in the end is a flurry of comedy, parody, and quality that succeeds on every level.

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ISBN-13: 9781411610323
Publication date: 07/28/2004
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.32(d)

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