The Barber of Seville (Sahlins)

by  Bernard Sahlins, Pierre Augustin de Beaumarchais

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  7m, 1f

This simple story born in Greek comedy acquired an unbridled sense of irony and an insolent boldness with the introduction of the character Figaro, the barber who lacked an inborn notion of status but possessed a keen knowledge of how to operate the levers of society. He shines with zest and love of…

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    7m, 1f
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    Farce

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This simple story born in Greek comedy acquired an unbridled sense of irony and an insolent boldness with the introduction of the character Figaro, the barber who lacked an inborn notion of status but possessed a keen knowledge of how to operate the levers of society. He shines with zest and love of life in this deft adaptation of a beautifully playable farce aimed at modern audiences.

Also available here in a translation by Albert Bermel.

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