Flaminio Scala: The Fake Husband, A Comedy

Flaminio Scala: The Fake Husband, A Comedy

Edited by Rosalind Kerr

Translated by Rosalind Kerr

174 pages, 6" x 9"

  • Paperback
  • 9780866986281
  • Published: April 2020


Scala's The Fake Husband offers readers and performers an accessible English script which captures the comic brilliance of the commedia dell'arte. Expanded from an earlier scenario, Il marito (The Husband), the play presents characters originally created by members of the Gelosi troupe, in particular the stars Isabella Andreini and Sylvia Roncagli. Scala's ability to capture the individual artistry of these women makes this script especially exciting and shows his appreciation of the towering contribution made by the female performers who joined the troupes in the 1560s. Also included is a comprehensive study of Scala's place in the theatrical world and beyond.

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