Tag Archives: Carlo Goldoni

GOLDINI’S ‘SERVANT’ GIVES COMIC BOOST TO KING STREET THEATRE

Carlo Goldini’s comedy, THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS, presented by Emu Productions and Fool In Progress Theatre Company, features a sparkling translation by Edward J Dent.

The play’s main character, Truffaldino,  is hungry. ALWAYS hungry (claiming his master never feeds him, he dreams of spaghetti). While working for one master, Federigo, he decides to double dip and work for a second master,  Florindo, to satisfy his everlasting hunger.

Meanwhile lovers are betrothed, meet, fight and, more importantly, love. Where there is love, there is food and where there is food there is Truffaldino.

Continue reading GOLDINI’S ‘SERVANT’ GIVES COMIC BOOST TO KING STREET THEATRE

THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS

The Epicentre Theatre Company current production of Italian playwright Carlo Goldoni’s ‘The Servant Of Two Masters’, as adapted by Nick Enright and Ron Blair, is great entertainment, and is in many circles seen as an  Australian classic in its own right or as John Bell put it, a ‘commedia dell’Oz’.

There’s more than a bit of a Shakespearean feel to this  comic romp of mistaken identity and love gone wrong with even the phrase- all’s well that ends well- raised towards the end of the play.

Continue reading THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS