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It is not easy to approach a work such as Giorgio Strehler’s Arlecchino Servitore Di Due Padroni, based on Carlo Goldoni’s Il Servitore Di Due. Scritta nel , quando Goldoni sembrava aver ormai rinunciato alla commedia, Arlecchino servitore di due padroni e tra le sue opere piĆ¹ fortunate. Riprende. Created in July of by Giorgio Strehler, re-interpreting the Goldoni tradition, Harlequin has seen eleven editions and three great actors: Marcello Moretti.

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Association for Scottish Literary Studies. When the opportunity presents itself to be servant to another master Florindo, as it happens he sees the opportunity for an extra dinner.

The stock characters were used as guides for the actors improvising. Interested in keeping up appearances, Pantalone tries to conceal padronj existence of each from the other. Il servitore di due padroni is a comedy by the Italian playwright Carlo Goldoni written in Beatrice disguises herself as Federigo her dead brother so that he can collect dowry money from Pantaloon also spelled Pantalonethe father of Clarice, her brother’s betrothed.

Retrieved from ” https: In classic commedia tradition, an actor learns a stock character usually accentuated by a mask and plays it to perfection throughout his career. Her brother forbade her to marry Florindo, and died defending his sister’s honor.

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The Servant of Two Masters Italian: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. But duue that Beatrice’s brother was dead, Clarice has fallen in love with another man, Silvio, and the two have become engaged. Views Read Edit View history. The characters from The Servant of Two Masters are derived from stock characters used in commedia dell’arte.


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The characters of the play are taken from the Italian Renaissance theatre style commedia dell’arte. However, as everyone has just decided to get married, Truffaldino is forgiven. She wants to use this money to help her lover escape, and to allow them to finally wed. To make matters worse, the stress causes him to develop a temporary stutter, which only arouses more problems and suspicion among his masters.

Five Classic Plays in Scots Translation. True commedia dell’arte is more or less improvised without a script, so The Servant of Two Masters is not true commedia. He is always complaining of an empty stomach, and always trying to satisfy his hunger by eating everything and anything in sight. The actors had a list of possible scenarios, each with a very basic plot, called a canovaccioand throughout would perform physical-comedy acts known as lazzi from Italian lazzoa joke or witticism and the dialogue was improvised.

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Goldoni originally wrote the play at the request of actor Antonio Xione of the great Truffaldinos in history. As Truffaldino runs around Venice trying to fill the orders of two masters, he is almost uncovered several times, especially because other characters repeatedly hand him letters, money, etc.

Truffaldino asks Smeraldina to marry servitorf. Works by Carlo Goldoni. Beatrice’s servant, the exceptionally quirky and comical Truffaldinois the central figure of this play.


His earliest drafts had large sections that were reserved for improvisation, but he revised it in in the version that exists today. The play opens with the introduction of Beatrice, a woman who has traveled to Venice disguised as her dead brother in search of the man who killed him, Florindo, who is also her lover.

From Wikipedia, the free alecchino. To further complicate golodni, Beatrice and Florindo are staying in the same dus, and are searching for each other. The last matter up for discussion is whether Truffaldino and Smeraldina can get married, which at last exposes Truffaldino’s having played both sides all along. The most famous set-piece of the play is the scene in which the starving Truffaldino tries to serve a banquet to the entourages of both his masters without either group becoming aware of the other, while desperately trying to satisfy his own hunger at the same time.

This page was last edited on 25 Juneat Webarchive template wayback links Articles containing Italian-language text Interlanguage link template link number. In the end, with the help of Clarice and Smeraldina Pantalone’s feisty servant, who is smitten with Truffaldino Beatrice and Florindo finally find each other, and with Beatrice exposed as a woman, Clarice is allowed to marry Silvio.