Over two hundred and fifty years after it was written, this classic Italian comedy remains blisteringly hilarious and relevant. The plight of Truffaldino, desperately trying to keep two jobs afloat, has most recently delighted audiences in the smash-hit adaptation One Man, Two Guvnors. This is the original, a masterpiece of comic absurdity.
Carlo Goldoni (1707-1793) was a Venetian playwright and librettist who wrote some of Italy's most well renowned plays and operas. Throughout his life he developed a unique comedic style, combining commedia dell'arte with a more realistic look at an emerging middle class. Along with The Servant of Two Masters his most famous stage works include Mine Hostess, The Crafty Widow, The Antiquiarian's Family and The Fan.