Giorgio Strehler’s Arte

A Commedia master directs Shakespeare

Authored by: Mace Perlman

The Routledge Companion to Commedia dell’Arte

Print publication date:  December  2014
Online publication date:  November  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415745062
eBook ISBN: 9781315750842
Adobe ISBN: 9781317613374


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In early December, 2005, a cargo ship carrying masks, costumes and scenery of the Piccolo Teatro di Milano’s production of Arlecchino, Servant of Two Masters was caught in a winter storm off the coast of Faial Island, one of the Central Group of the Azores. Local sailors struggled for weeks to rescue the ship; but another, more damaging storm was to strike before year’s end, making any rescue impossible. Buffeted night and day, the ship rolled shoreward, and released its precious cargo to the waves.

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