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The Adventures of Harlequin
The Adventures of Harlequin
By William Glennon.

Cast: 9m., 5w. Quino, a gifted youth in 15th-century Italy, aspires to join a band of professional actors. Recognizing his comic talent, he's encouraged by all the villagers, especially his warm-hearted mama and his friend Luigi. A band of strolling players enters and Pantalone, one of its members, announces they could use another actor. Quino's prayers seem answered—until he has his first case of stage fright. But the actors sense this shy boy's possibilities and they suggest another audition. Unfortunately Daniello, the mayor's son, has decided he'd like to be a star "because I'm so good looking!" Why not hold a contest and let the actors decide? But who appoints himself the sole judge? The mayor! How Quino evolves from an earnest amateur into the legendary Harlequin, a key member of the commedia dell'arte, is wonderful theatre. Based on actual commedia history, Mr. Glennon's lively script offers comedy and charm and the chance to explore imaginative acting styles. One ext. set.

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Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  A42
Cast Size:  14
No. of Act(s):  3
Pages:  58
Royalty:  $80.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $9.95
Approx. Running Time:  70 min.
Target Audience: Young Audiences | Middle School
Performing Group: Middle Schools | High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Comedy
ISBN (10): 0871290588
William Glennon, (1923-2002) a native of Pennsylvania, received a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and went on to study theatre history at the University of Pittsburgh and art history at Bowdoin College. He had a long career in regional theatre and with stock companies, directing and acting in hundreds of plays. Eventually, he began to write his own. In ...More
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