The Servant of Two Masters

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All Ages. Children 9 and under FREE.
All Ages. Children 9 and under FREE.
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All Ages. Children 9 and under FREE.
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Adapted from Carlo Goldoni’s mid 18 th Century Italian comedy, the Servant of Two Masters is a  delicious feast of fun, following the story of an enterprising and perpetually hungry servant who endeavours to work for two masters in order to earn twice the meals!


The Servant of Two Masters is Goldoni’s most popular and loved comedy to this day, and his prolific writing career left a legacy to Italian Theatre. Throughout his life, Goldoni undertook a personal mission to reform the approach to performance in his country. He believed the improvised work of the famous stock-character, masked, Commedia del Arte troupes had become lazy and predictable, and through his scripted dialogue he urged a style of playing that explored the honesty and wit of real life through comedies of characters’ manners and behaviours. With the mask removed, Goldoni aspired to a more accessible and truthful mode of storytelling, with individuality and a sense of realism that reflected contemporary life. This new adaptation of  Servant of Two Masters retains the essence and hilarity of it’s 1700’s source, whilst honouring Goldoni’s own legacy of reform by bringing an immediacy to our contemporary audience.


 


Servant of Two Masters
By Carlo Goldoni
Adapted By Francesca Savige and George Banders
Directed By Francesca Savige and George Banders


 


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The Sydney Hills Shakespeare in the Park event is an open-air and all weather event. The performance area and audience seating is completely uncovered. The event is an all-weather experience, and Sport For Jove Theatre Company is committed to going ahead with a performance even in unfavourable weather conditions, unless there is a concern for the general safety of the actors and audience by attending the show. The decision to move a performance indoors can be made up until 30 minutes before the show begins and a cancellation may also be called during the performance. A show is considered to be performed once 60% of it has been staged and it will not be moved indoors if conditions require the remaining portion of the performance outdoors to be cancelled.


 


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Bella Vista Farm Park Norwest Blvd & Elizabeth MacArthur Drive
Bella Vista, NSW 2153
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