The Coffee Shop (La Bottega del Caffe) / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Smith & Kraus, Inc.
Anyone for Venice? Yes, lots of people actually: pilgrims, con artists, gamblers, phonies, policemen, waiters, businessmen - all caught up in the Carnival, dropping in at the coffee shop for a cuppa, for java was big in 1750. You'd think you were at a Starbucks! Goldoni's single set for this comedy from his golden middle period is a quiet piazzetta he knew well where a little coffee shop, a gambling den, a barber shop, and an inn keep the action hopping.
About the Author
Robert Cornthwaite has worked for many years as an actor in radio, theater, films, and television. Occasionally he directs a play, or writes one, or translates one from languages he learned in school or from travel - French, German, and Italian. These are always plays he likes for their liveliness, their humor, their ideas, and-yes-their sheer theatricality.
Table of ContentsComedy in 3 Acts
Extras: Constables, Waiters, The Barber's Apprentice (speaking), A Waiter at the Inn (speaking), Chief Constable (speaking)