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Cellini

7 Male, 2 Female

John Patrick Shanley from Benvenuto Celleni Price: $9.99

The play chronicles the life of the original "Renaissance Man," Benvenuto Cellini, the sixteenth-century Italian sculptor and man-about-town

Celliniís masterwork is the magnificent Perseus, the creation of which is the playís centerpiece. As he works, he dictates his memoirs, letting us into his life - we learn of his days in Paris and Rome, and of his beloved Florence

We also get a glimpse of the artistís bravado - he snubbed the patronage of Pope Paolo and was promptly thrown in jail!

Weíre given accounts of his love life and weíre also teased about a couple of juicy murders and the play closes with the unveiling of the Perseus and leaves the audience touched by Celliniís genius

Adapted from the Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini, translated by J. Addington Symonds

"[Shanley] has created a convincing Cellini, not neglecting his dark side, and a trim, vigorous, fast-moving show" ~ BackStage

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