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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Il servitore di due padroni is a comedy by the Italian playwright Carlo Goldoni written in The characters from The Servant of Two Masters are derived from stock characters used in commedia dell’arte. To make matters worse, the stress causes him to develop a temporary stutter, which only arouses more problems and suspicion among his masters. When the opportunity presents itself to be servant to another master Florindo, as it happens he sees the opportunity for an extra dinner. The Servant of Two Masters Italian: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Her brother forbade her to marry Florindo, and died defending his sister’s honor. 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. Five Classic Plays in Scots Sedvitore. She wants to use this money to help her lover escape, and to allow them to finally wed.

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 arlechino to marry Silvio.


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padrono 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. Association for Scottish Literary Studies. The stock characters were used as guides for the actors improvising.

But thinking that Beatrice’s brother was dead, Clarice has fallen in love with another man, Silvio, and the two have become engaged. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. psdroni

Editions of The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni

He is always complaining of an empty stomach, and always trying to satisfy his hunger arkecchino eating everything and anything in sight. Truffaldino asks Smeraldina to marry him. 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. By dus this sevitore, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Goldoni originally wrote the play at the request of actor Antonio Saccoone of the great Truffaldinos in history.

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.

Arlecchino servitore di due padroni

His earliest drafts had large sections that fi reserved for improvisation, but he revised it in in the version that exists today. Beatrice’s servant, the exceptionally quirky and comical Truffaldinois the central figure of this play.

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.

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To further complicate matters, Beatrice and Florindo are staying in the same hotel, and are searching for each other.

Webarchive template wayback links Articles containing Italian-language text Interlanguage link template link number. Works by Carlo Goldoni. Retrieved from ” https: True commedia dell’arte is more or less improvised without a script, so The Servant of Two Masters is not true commedia. This page was last edited on 25 Juneat 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.

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In classic commedia tradition, an actor learns a stock character usually accentuated by a mask and plays it to perfection throughout his career. The actors had a list of possible scenarios, each with a very basic plot, called a canovaccioand throughout do perform physical-comedy acts known as lazzi from Italian lazzoa joke or witticism and the dialogue was improvised.

Views Read Edit View history. Interested in keeping up appearances, Pantalone tries to conceal the existence of each from the other.