The Girl From Andros, the first-ever translation for the English stage of Machiavelli’s Andria, had its English World premiere at Yale University half a millenium after it was written. A limited run was produced by the Yale College Dean’s Office, the Department of Italian Language and Literature, and the Shakespeare at Yale Festival April 19-21, 2012, to both critical and popular acclaim.
“Michael is a wonderful translator, with a keen ear for musicality and a profound understanding of translation theories and practices. This production is a watershed event for the English-speaking world.” –Prof. Angela Capodivacca, Yale University
This hilarious Renaissance comedy provides a semi-autobiographical adaptation of Terence’s Andria and represents the political philosopher’s first foray into playwriting.
If you would like to perform The Girl From Andros, email michael[at]michaelknowles[dot]net to obtain rights and a copy of the script.
The Girl From Andros in the news:
Perhaps the play’s funniest honor came when Michael was asked to appear on a float celebrating Machiavelli in the 2013 New York City Columbus Day Parade: