In 1858, Eleonora was born into a family of strolling players descended from Luigi Duse, the first actor to remove the commedia dell‘arte mask and use his natural face to portray a character named Giacometto. Although Eleonora began touring at age four, she discovered her love for acting at 14 when she played Juliet in Verona, the town where her parents met. In this play, she confronts her triumphs, regrets, and mortality as she's pestered by the famous artists she's known.
See it if you are interested in sly farces or if you are interested in theatre and thespians
Don't see it if You like straightforward story telling, detailed sets and consistent dialogue
See it if You enjoy absurdism. You like experimental theatre. You like plays about big ideas. You like theatre about historical figures.
Don't see it if You want a fully, ready for prime-time script: it feels like an early draft. It's flawed, though there's a lot of good stuff throughout.
See it if you want an introduction to the title character, enjoy experiencing historical characters in her near-death dreams and want a few laughs.
Don't see it if you want a polished production. Staging is simple and does not hold the play together tightly with a recent cast addition using a script.
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