The Virtuous Burglar

by  Dario Fo, Joe Farrell

Short Play, Comedy  /  4m, 3f

A burglar is discovered when the owner of the flat returns unexpectedly with his mistress. When the owner's wife arrives, the burglar is forced to pretend the mistress is his wife. Joe Farrell's translation.

Published in the volume "Dario Fo Plays 1" which also contains Mistero Buffo, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Trumpets and Raspberries, The Virtuous Burglar, and One Was Nude and One Wore Tails.

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The Virtuous Burglar

by  Dario Fo Joe Farrell

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    4m, 3f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce

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A burglar is discovered when the owner of the flat returns unexpectedly with his mistress. When the owner's wife arrives, the burglar is forced to pretend the mistress is his wife. A profusion of spouses and lovers appear and the burglar — apparently the only one not having an affair — is forced into pretending to have multiple wives. Then his own wife arrives!
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  • Minimum Fee: £39 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Setting: A Living Room

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4m, 3f
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Dario Fo

Dario Fo

Joe Farrell

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