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Caravaggio

Caravaggio

By Richard Vetere.

Product Code: CE2000

  • Full-length Play
  • Drama
  • Cast size: 6m., 1w., extras if desired.

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

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$8.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

In stock

Synopsis

Caravaggio is set in Rome in 1600 when the city was vibrant with artists, powerful religious leaders, the Inquisition and street violence. A famous painter in his lifetime, Caravaggio kills a man in a brawl and finds a bounty on his head put there not only by the dead man's family but by the Vatican itself. Cardinal Del Monte, his protector, secures a commission for Caravaggio on the isolated island of Malta while he works behind the scenes to convince the pope to pardon the painter. Caravaggio paints the portrait of the Grand Master of the Knights, learning that the powerful man has one thing on his mind and that is to save Caravaggio's wretched soul. Tortured, Caravaggio escapes, racing to Naples where he finds refuge with his arch artistic nemesis, the famous Annibale Carracci. What Caravaggio doesn't know is that his competitor, Carracci, suffers from an inability to create. Visited by his lover, Francesco, and his model and lover, Lena, and with his life hanging in the balance, Caravaggio finds in his exile inspiration that makes him create a dynamic change in art. Through his suffering and his search for God, he creates the style of art we now call Baroque.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code CE2000
  • Cast Size 7
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $8.95
  • Approx. Run Time 120 min

Categories

  • Target Audience College and Adult
  • Performing Group College Theatre | Professional Theatre
  • Genre Drama
  • ISBN(13) 1583425404
* 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.

Customer Reviews

"An insightful and acute perspective on the transcending capacity of art and its creative process. A true drama of life and death issues, narrated in a classical setting yet carried forth through modern, often ironic and very approachable characters and dialogues. A great angle on the life and vicissitudes of one of the most important and acclaimed painters in history."
Review by Andrea Piedimonte, Showbiz a.p.s., Rome, Italy

Media Reviews

"Lucid and complex dissection of such issues as religion, realism, art and romanticism … the play is fascinating!" -Chicago Tribune

"A solid piece of theatre." -Daily Herald

"A tightly written work—a vivid drama about the nature of the creative process and its effects." -Chicagocritic.com

"This is quite the fascinating little drama, especially for anyone interested in the life and work of one Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, a maverick genius active in Italy between 1593 and 1610." -Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune