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Servant of Two Masters, The  

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Servant of Two Masters, The $20.90 ex GST
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A rough and tumble, lightning paced world of street theatre and strolling players—the crowning glory of the Commedia del’Arte tradition that so influenced Shakespeare’s comedies and western theatrics.

Truffaldino couldn’t be happier with his change of circumstance balancing two jobs and earning double the wage. But his ‘masters’ turn out to be separated lovers on the run staying at the same inn. With one disguised as a man, the wily Truffaldino tries to handle the chaos. Hoop-la and hilarity take hold in this comedy of love gone wrong and mistaken identity in romantic Venice. This version of the play was produced by Bell Shakespeare—to critical acclaim—in 2003 with a return season in 2004.


  • Genuinely funny... it’s theatre at its purest - The Australian
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Currency Press | 978-0-86819-881-1 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB


NICK ENRIGHT (1950–2003) trained for the theatre at New York University School of Arts after early experience in Australia including with Nimrod and MTC. He was an actor, director and teacher as well as a writer. His plays include  On the Wallaby, Daylight Saving, St James Infirmary, Mongrels, A Property of the Clan, The Quartet from Rigoletto, Blackrock, Good Works, Spurboard and  A Man with Five Children. With Justin Monjo he adapted Tim Winton's  Cloudstreet for the stage. He has also written for film and television, including co-writing with George Miller the screenplay for  Lorenzo's Oil which was nominated for an Oscar. He has written a number of musicals including  The Venetian Twins and  Summer Rain with composer Terence Clarke. He wrote the book for the Australian production of The Boy From Oz. Among many awards were two Green Room Awards for Best Play, and four Gold AWGIE Awards, the 1998 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award and the NSW Premiers' Special Award.

As well as being a prolific writer, Nick was a noted acting teacher, particularly at NIDA and WAAPA.

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