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The Divine Commedia

The Divine Commedia

By John Evarts.

Product Code: DD5000

  • Full-length Play
  • Comedy
  • Cast size: 11m., 5w., extras (includes players and villagers).

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout the World.

* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$7.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $60/perf

In stock

Synopsis

A troupe of commedia players attempts to present a play, but they are quickly shut down by Father Federico, the local priest. Needing to perform in order to eat, the actors change their play to the story of Adam and Eve. The story takes on a new twist as it is shaped to the personalities of the commedia stock characters: Arlechinno, the mischievous servant; Pantalone, the lecherous miser; Puchinella (Puccio), the ill-tempered humpback; Dottore (Doctor), the academic windbag; Pedrolino, the simple-minded fool; Capitano (Captain), the braggart soldier who is a coward at heart; and the two lovers, Isabella and Flavio—more in love with love than each other. Author John Evarts says the low humor and slapstick of commedia may seem an odd choice to wed to a Bible story, but this type of humor was a major part of the dramatized Bible mystery plays of the Middle Ages.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code DD5000
  • Cast Size 16
  • Min. Royalty Rate $60/perf
  • Cost $7.95
  • Approx. Run Time 50 min

Categories

  • Target Audience High School | College and Adult | Senior Adults
  • Performing Group College Theatre | Community Theatre | Senior Theatre
  • Genre Comedy
  • ISBN(13) 9780886804923
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.