Two Can Play
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-____), “Two Can Play,”
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 Sixteenth Century A.D.
© 2000 by Joseph Strick and Cary Hollinshead
• in Joseph Strick and Cary Hollinshead’s Two Can Play (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.
Pietro (m), the gay groom; Excello (m), a young man willing to be used; Magma (f), a pretty bride; Fortune Teller (f), whose advice is needed.
“On her wedding night Magma finds that her husband is gay. Both try to adjust, but a fortune teller advises Magma that she must make use of her youth while she has it. Excello satisfies both the bride and the groom.
• “How can couples adjust to differences in sexual orientation?”
• Research could include Oscar Mandel’s Five Comedies of Medieval France (New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, Inc., 1970), ISBN 0525472762.
• Also, research could include The Decameron.”
• Page mounted October 4, 2001, updated October 5, 2001, February 20, 2009, by the site Webmaster.
homosexuality, marriage, ménage à trois, nature of love.