PRESENTED BY JUILLIARD DRAMA
Saturday, February 11, 2017 | 2 PM
The Serpent Woman
Venetian writer and satirist Carlo Gozzi—a proponent of commedia dell’arte when the form was in decline—wrote this tragicomic fairy tale in 1762. Ribald, fanciful, funny, dark, and picaresque, this play recounts the tribulations of a mortal king in love with a fairy, set in a phantasmagoric world of demons and mythic beasts.