The Student and the Widow
Other Plays by Joseph Strick
Other Plays by Cary Hollinshead
Strick, Joseph (American playwright, director, writer, adapter, 1923-____), and Cary Hollinshead (American playwright, writer-adapter, 1974-____), “The Student and the Widow,”
a 15-minute Renaissance play in English, adapted from a story in Boccaccio’s The Decameron staged in public spaces in towns, villages and cities in the Fourteenth Century A.D.
© 2000 by Joseph Strick and Cary Hollinshead
• in Joseph Strick and Cary Hollinshead’s The Student and the Widow (Paris, France: The Author, 2000);
• script/rights available from Richard Hatton Ltd, Agent, 29 Roehampton Gate, London SW15, England, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org;
• contact Joseph Strick and Cary Hollinshead, 29 rue de Tournon, 75006 Paris, France, telephone 331-4354-2712, fax 331-4051-7927, e-mail email@example.com.
• Cited by Joseph Strick via ftp September 25, 2001.
Elena (f), a randy widow just released from her year of mourning; Alicia (f), her servant; Marco (m), a rich but fickle merchant; Rinieri (m), a passionate and devoted student.
“Elena, liberated from mourning, makes appointments with two suitors and leaves the second one freezing. Later, he takes his revenge on her thoughtlessness by trapping her in the blazing sun.
• “A very strong story of passion and its results. Does a person’s intense feeling entitle them to extreme measures?”
• Research could include Oscar Mandel’s Five Comedies of Medieval France (New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, Inc., 1970), ISBN 0525472762.
• Page mounted October 4, 2001, updated February 20, 2009, by the site Webmaster.
courtship, passionate love, mourning, revenge, sun, thoughtlessness, trap.