Cultural Affairs and Distinguished Lecture Series
Project Abstract/ Summary
One such play that falls into the commedia category is Motiere's Scapino, which is the play Goell will direct for the fall production. The play was revived on Broadway to rave reviews. In the story, two young men falt in love, but not with women that meet their fathers' approval. ln order to get the girts they want they plead with Scapino, a servant, to help them out of their dilemma. As Scapino says himself, "The good Lord has blessed me with quite a genius for clever ideas and inspired inventions which the less talented, in their jealousies, call deceits and trickery. " Scapino comes to the rescue, though not in any traditional way, and so follows a comic madness with one clever ploy following another.
School of Performing Arts, "Scapino" (2008). Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series. 169.