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"A romp…whimsical. A firebrand of Florence, in fact, Machiavelli was just the prototype of modern power politics. He sought to serve the republic of Florence by any means possible…no more nefarious than any competent lobbyist, spin doctor or politician working in Washington today." —The New York Times

"Snappy, surprising, stimulating, and altogether satisfying." —Backstage
By Richard Vetere.

Cast: 4m., 2w. Set in Florence, Italy, in 1524, Machiavelli is a comedy about the famous political thinker, Niccolo Machiavelli, who wrote The Prince. The play is told in a farcical style based on Machiavelli's own play, The Mandrake. When the Medicis take control of Florence, Machiavelli is imprisoned and tortured and faces certain death. Working with his politically savvy wife, Marietta Corsini, Machiavelli does all he can do to circumvent the fickle and dangerous Guliano de Medici and his brutal war-loving nephew, Lorenzo de Medici. Surviving political intrigue and exile, Machiavelli finds inspiration in writing The Prince by watching the behavior of the world-weary Florentine major. In the end, all of his political teachings come home to haunt him when his own teenage daughter falls in love with the very man Machiavelli considers his hated enemy. Unit set. Approximate Running Time: 90 minutes.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  MF3
Cast Size:  6
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  80
Royalty:  $75.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $8.95
Approx. Running Time:  90 min.
Target Audience: High School | College and Adult
Performing Group: College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Comedy
ISBN (10): 158342539X
Publication Date: 06/27/2007
Richard Vetere is a playwright, novelist, published poet, film, TV writer and actor. He wrote the novel The Third Miracle published by Simon & Schuster which is now in several languages and co-authored the screenplay adaptation produced by Frances Ford Coppola starring Ed Harris. His other plays include Machiavelli, Caravaggio, Gangster Apparel, The Marriage Fool and his Pulitzer-nominated One Shot, ...More
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