Plays Directory : A Servant to Two Masters

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Carlo Goldoni
  • Written
    1753
  • Setting
    Italy, 18th century
  • Overview
    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: her lover, Florindo. Her brother forbade her to marry Florindo, and died defending her honor. Beatrice disguises herself as him so that she can collect dowry money from Pantalone, the father of Clarice, her brother's betrothed. She wants to use this money to help her lover escape, and to allow them to finally wed. But thinking that Beatrice's brother was dead, Clarice has fallen in love with another man, Silvio, and the two have become engaged. Interested in keeping up appearances, Pantalone tries to conceal the existence of each from the other.

    The characters from 'A Servant to Two Masters' are derived from "stock characters" used in Commedia Dell'Arte. True Commedia Dell'Arte is completely improvised - with no script, so "A Servant to Two Masters" is not true Commedia. The stock characters were used as guides for the actors improvising.

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3 known characters


Connected mandy members:

Alexandra Pienaru
2020, Smeraldina
Robert Charles
2018, Brighella
Jacksons Lane Theatre
Radostin Radev
2018, Doctor Lombardi
Faith Kiggundu
2018, Clarice Pantalone
Robert Barnes
2018, Florindo
Jacksons Lane Theatre
Jake Wyatt
Jake Wyatt
Actor
2018, Truffaldino
jacksons lane theatre
Michael Dunk
Michael Dunk
Producer
2016, Director, Stage Manager,
Georgia Cross
Georgia Cross
Assistant Stage Manager
2016, Costume Assistant
Bath Spa University
Francesca Mallett
2016, Clarice
Gulbenkian Theatre
Elizabeth Mae Hagen
2016, Co-Director
The Gulbenkian Theatre
Yu Wang
Yu Wang
AP
2016, Production Assistant
Alex Mincks
Alex Mincks
Director
2016, Marketing Director
The Wickham Theatre
Stephen Durell
2016, Truffaldino
Bath Spa University Theatre
Oliver Barnett
2015, Florendo
The Unicorn Theatre
Acushla-Tara Kupe
2015, Clarice
Stephen Rostron
2013, Florindo Aretusi
Carys Tavener
2013, Beatrice
The Harlequin Theatre
Giulia Menichelli
2013, Smeraldina
Tristan Bates Theatre and Old Market Theatre
Javier Rasero
2013, Truffaldino
Tristan Bates
Emily Wheatman
2013, Clarice

Alternative Names

A Servant of Two Masters, A Servent to Two Masters, Servant to Two Masters, Servent to Two Masters