The play chronicles the life of the original "Renaissance Man," Benvenuto Cellini, the sixteenth-century Italian sculptor and man-about-town. Cellini's masterwork is the magnificent the creation of which is the play's 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 artist's bravado�he snubbed the patronage of Pope Paolo and was promptly thrown in jail; we're given accounts of his love life; and we're also teased about a couple of juicy murders. The play closes with the unveiling of the and leaves the audience touched by Cellini's genius.

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ISBN-13: 9780822218081
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/01/2002
Pages: 68

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