La Commedia Inglese: English Plays of the Commedia Dell'Arte
The Commedia dell'Arte is best known through the works of authors like Goldoni, Scala, Moli re, and other European writers. However, it has had substantial influence over English-language theater as well. This volume contains four plays of the genre, spanning from the 18th through 21st centuries. Included works cover a variety of subjects, such as "Harlequin Premier", a predecessor of the Marx Brothers' "Duck Soup" in which The Doctor seeks to alter the diet of the country of Barataria to consist of nothing but macaroni; the 20th century play "Matinata" in which the classic scenario of Harlequin's efforts to woo Columbine is played, and a recent play with an old setting, "Combat of the Masks" in which 16th century Genoa provides a story of love, alchemy and trickery where the Muses duke it out on stage. Fans of the commedia and the English stage alike are sure to benefit from this collection.Includes:Harlequin PremierScaramouch in NaxosMatinataThe Combat of the Masks
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SCARAMOUCH IN NAXOS
THE COMBAT OF THE MASKS
angry Ariadne arms BACCHANTES Bacchus BALVARD Barataria beat breakfast bucket Captain Sangre Captain Sangre y costume COURTIERS applaud Coviello Dance dear DEPUTY Dere diamond Doctor Baloardo Don Cornelio drink Duke elopement Endymion Exit father fellow food color Genoa give Glaucus gods gold governor's hands happy HARLEQUIN and COLUMBINE head hear heaven immortal laugh leave live look Lord Lucrezia Macaroni marry the Captain mask MELPOMENE moon Naxos never night OFFICER omelette Pantalone's Pierrot Procutor pulls PURRICINELLA begins Sangre y Fuego SARMION SATYRS Scaramouche SCENE screams servant Silenus sing sits song stupid suitcase suppose sword talk tell THALIA thing thou thought Tragedy wait window wine