It is not easy to approach a work such as Giorgio Strehler’s Arlecchino Servitore Di Due Padroni, based on Carlo Goldoni’s Il Servitore Di Due. Scritta nel , quando Goldoni sembrava aver ormai rinunciato alla commedia, Arlecchino servitore di due padroni e tra le sue opere piĆ¹ fortunate. Riprende. Created in July of by Giorgio Strehler, re-interpreting the Goldoni tradition, Harlequin has seen eleven editions and three great actors: Marcello Moretti.

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Giorgio Strehler Directs Carlo Goldoni

Beatrice disguises herself as Federigo her dead brother so that he can collect dowry money from Pantaloon also spelled Pantalonethe father of Clarice, her brother’s betrothed. Interested in keeping up appearances, Pantalone tries to conceal the existence of each from the other. The most famous set-piece of the play is the scene in which the starving Truffaldino tries to serve a banquet to the entourages of both his masters without either group becoming aware of the other, while desperately trying to satisfy his own hunger at the same time.

This page was last edited on 25 Juneat Truffaldino asks Smeraldina to marry him. Works by Carlo Goldoni.

The serivtore from The Servant of Two Masters are derived from stock characters used in commedia dell’arte. Beatrice’s servant, the exceptionally quirky and comical Truffaldinois the central figure of this play. In classic commedia tradition, an actor learns a stock character usually accentuated by a mask and plays it to perfection throughout his career. In the end, with the help of Clarice and Smeraldina Pantalone’s feisty servant, who is smitten with Truffaldino Beatrice and Florindo finally find each other, and with Beatrice exposed as a woman, Clarice is allowed to marry Silvio.


The characters of the play are taken from the Italian Renaissance theatre style commedia dell’arte. Retrieved from ” https: True commedia dell’arte is more or less improvised without a script, so The Servant of Two Masters is not true commedia. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. He is always complaining of an empty stomach, and always trying to satisfy his hunger by eating everything and anything in sight.

When the opportunity presents itself to be servant to another master Servitire, as it happens he sees the opportunity for an extra dinner.

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However, as everyone has just decided to get married, Alrecchino is forgiven. The actors had a list pafroni possible scenarios, each with a very basic plot, called a canovaccioand throughout would perform physical-comedy acts known as lazzi from Italian lazzoa joke or witticism and the dialogue was improvised. The stock characters were used as guides for the actors improvising. Association for Scottish Literary Studies.

But thinking that Beatrice’s brother was dead, Clarice has fallen in love with another man, Silvio, and the two have become engaged.

She wants to use this money to help her lover escape, and to allow them to finally wed. To make matters worse, the stress causes him to develop a temporary stutter, which only arouses more problems sercitore suspicion among his masters.

Arlecchino servitore di due padroni : Carlo Goldoni :

The play opens with the introduction of Beatrice, a woman who has traveled to Venice disguised as carllo dead brother in search of the man who killed him, Florindo, who is also her lover. The Servant of Two Masters Italian: By using this site, you agree to the Terms arleccihno Use and Privacy Policy. Il servitore di due padroni is a comedy by the Italian playwright Carlo Goldoni written in The last matter up for discussion is whether Truffaldino and Smeraldina can get married, which at last exposes Truffaldino’s having played both sides all along.


Her brother forbade her to marry Florindo, and died defending his sister’s honor. To further complicate matters, Beatrice and Florindo are staying in the same hotel, and are searching for each other. Views Read Edit View servktore.

As Truffaldino runs around Venice trying to fill the orders cwrlo two masters, he is almost uncovered several times, especially because other characters repeatedly hand him letters, money, etc. His earliest drafts had large sections that were reserved for improvisation, but he revised it in in the version that exists today.

Goldoni originally wrote the srvitore at the request of actor Antonio Saccoone of the great Truffaldinos in history. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Webarchive template wayback links Articles containing Italian-language text Interlanguage link template link number.