The Servant of Two Masters

The Servant of Two Masters
translated and adapted by Bonnie J. Monte

Productions (12)
  • Classic Comedy
  • 120 - 145 minutes
  • 3 f, 6 m, 2 either (11-13 actors possible: 3-5 f, 6-10 m)
  • Set: Various locations in Venice, Italy. Two swinging doors, a table, and two trunks.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-487-5

The Servant of Two Masters
translated and adapted by Bonnie J. Monte

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Productions (12)
  • Classic Comedy
  • 120 - 145 minutes
  • 3 f, 6 m, 2 either (11-13 actors possible: 3-5 f, 6-10 m)
  • Set: Various locations in Venice, Italy. Two swinging doors, a table, and two trunks.

This hysterical modern adaptation of Goldoni's classic comedy finds Clarice's dreams of marrying her true love shattered when the man she was originally promised to, Federigo Rasponi, seemingly returns from the dead. Unbeknownst to anyone, Federigo is really his sister, Beatrice, in disguise, determined to settle her brother's debts and find her love, Florindo, who fled after her brother was killed. Beatrice's plans work perfectly at first -- until her sneaky servant Truffaldino also takes Florindo on as his master in a scheme to make extra money.

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Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

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Play Details

This hysterical modern adaptation of Goldoni's classic comedy finds Clarice's dreams of marrying her true love shattered when the man she was originally promised to, Federigo Rasponi, seemingly returns from the dead. Unbeknownst to anyone, Federigo is really his sister, Beatrice, in disguise, determined to settle her brother's debts and find her love, Florindo, who fled after her brother was killed. Beatrice's plans work perfectly at first -- until her sneaky servant Truffaldino also takes Florindo on as his master in a scheme to make extra money.

  • Classic Comedy
  • 120 - 145 minutes
  • 3 f, 6 m, 2 either (11-13 actors possible: 3-5 f, 6-10 m)
  • Set: Various locations in Venice, Italy. Two swinging doors, a table, and two trunks.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-487-5

Published Reviews

"...beautifully and virtually seamlessly combines the disparate comedy forms with both modern and period vernacular."

Stuart Duncan, News Room New Jersey

"...easily at the top of the short list of the witty, brilliantly crafted, smoothly functioning, well oiled, laugh machines that we call 'farce.'"

Thom Molyneaux, Pascack Valley Community Life

"...a translation that is simultaneously proper and casual."

The New York Times

"...a most enjoyable summer evening of classical comedy."

Allen Crossett, Madison Eagle

"...filled with exuberant mayhem that will leave you laughing long after you've left the theater."

Ruth Ross, Essex Journal

Production History

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MAY 04, 2017 - MAY 06, 2017
New College Student Association
Sydney, NSW Australia
New College Student Association Sydney, NSW Australia
MAY 11, 2016 - MAY 14, 2016
Delton Kellogg Theatre Arts Company
Delton, MI United States
Delton Kellogg Theatre Arts Company Delton, MI United States
APR 14, 2016 - APR 16, 2016
Tunstall High School
Dry Fork, VA United States
Tunstall High School Dry Fork, VA United States
OCT 30, 2015 - OCT 31, 2015
Urbandale High School Drama Department
Urbandale, IA United States
Urbandale High School Drama Department Urbandale, IA United States
OCT 29, 2015 - OCT 31, 2015
Urbandale High School Drama Department
Urbandale, IA United States
Urbandale High School Drama Department Urbandale, IA United States
DEC 13, 2013 - DEC 13, 2013
Clearwater Central Catholic High SChool
Clearwater , FL United States
Clearwater Central Catholic High SChool Clearwater , FL United States
NOV 14, 2013 - NOV 19, 2013
Union University
Jackson, TN United States
Union University Jackson, TN United States
OCT 31, 2013 - NOV 02, 2013
Gill St. Bernards School
Gladstone, NJ United States
Gill St. Bernards School Gladstone, NJ United States
FEB 28, 2013 - MAR 02, 2013
Chaminade College Preparatory School
St. Louis, MO United States
Chaminade College Preparatory School St. Louis, MO United States
JAN 18, 2013 - JAN 27, 2013
Mudlark Theater Company
Evanston, IL United States
Mudlark Theater Company Evanston, IL United States
AUG 05, 2011 - AUG 14, 2011
Dance Palace Community Center
Point Reyes Station, CA United States
Dance Palace Community Center Point Reyes Station, CA United States
JUN 23, 2010 - AUG 01, 2010
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
Madison, NJ United States
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Madison, NJ United States
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JUN 23, 2010 - AUG 01, 2010
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
Madison, NJ United States
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Madison, NJ United States