servant of two masters

‘Servant of Two Masters’

Although the name of the genre sounds highbrow, commedia l’arte is a form of comic theater that features wacky physical humor, lots of jing about sex and body parts, and the relentless jagging of pomposity, social conventions, etc. Very popular in Italy and elsewhere from the 1500s through the 1700s, commedia l’arte is performed today mainly as a small-audience cult attraction, not in major revivals. There’s little to work from in the way of old scripts because the creators of

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‘Servant of Two Masters’

Although the name of the genre sounds highbrow, commedia l’arte is a form of comic theater that features wacky physical humor, lots of jing about sex and body parts, and the relentless jagging of pomposity, social conventions, etc. Very popular in Italy and elsewhere from the 1500s through the 1700s, commedia l’arte is performed today mainly as a small-audience cult attraction, not in major revivals. There’s little to work from in the way of old scripts because the creators of

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