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The Love of Three Oranges: A Play for the Theatre That Takes the Commedia Dell'arte of Carlo Gozzi and Updates It for the New Millennium

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From the dusty annals of theatre history and the rich traditions of
commedia dell'arte comes a brand new version of a classic story. Based on a
scenario by Carlo Gozzi and inspired by his original project, The Love of
Three Oranges is a wild raucous slapstick comedy completely reworked,
revised, retooled and redone for today's audiences. For anyone who has
searched for a more a
Paperback, 104 pages
Published October 20th 2003 by Lulu Press
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Nov 21, 2011 Katie rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Our performances were the 18th and 19th, and now it's over. DEPRESSION! Of course, not everything went smoothly for each show. On the first night, a tree fell down onstage and nearly crushed a crew member who was making a scene change ((I was offstage at the time, and I yelled, "Timber!"))

Also at the first show, our light board froze, and all the lights in the house went out. Thankfully, we had planned for this, and the two people working the spotlights, turned them on and made them as big as t
Jul 10, 2011 Abby rated it 3 of 5 stars
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The Love of Three Oranges is a completely hilarious and fantastically ridiculous play. The entire time I was reading, I just kept thinking about how fun it would be to be involved in a production of this show. But no matter how contrived, unbelievable, or ridiculous the plot becomes, the audience will accept it because of how much it makes fun of ordinary storytelling devices. It is fun, funny, and very enjoyable; I would love to see it on the stage.
Mark Woodland
Absolutely one of the most irritating plays for children that I've ever read. It's based on an old opera, if memory serves me correctly. What's bothersome is that every fact or event of significance is repeated three times. This is formulaic and was done on purpose, on the theory that in order for children to remember what's going on, you have to repeat it three times. Apparently, this was written by some academic with no actual experience in performing for children. Even children don't like hav ...more
Sophia Pesetti
#6 This was the first script I ever read in its entirety. I got the opportunity to stage manage for this show at High School, and it was how I truly found out my love for theatre. I realized how much fun it was interpreting and reading for plays, and found that I wanted to do that for the rest of my life.
We did this at my school as a theatre production! This was a lot of fun!
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