Machiavelli's The Prince: A New Play from Central Works
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The last date listed for Machiavelli's The Prince was Saturday August 21, 2010 / 8:00pm.
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Read The Prince, Niccolo Machiavelli’s masterwork of political philosophy and the basis for the play.
Machiavelli’s The Prince
written and directed by Gary Graves
A Central Works Method Play
developed in collaboration with Richard Frederick, Michael Navarra & Jan Zvaifler
Featuring Mark Farrell* and Cole Alexander Smith (*member AEA), with costumes byTammy Berlin, sound by Gregory Scharpen and stage management by Louel Señores.
This engrossing drama puts Niccolo Machiavelli’s precepts to the test, pitting him against the new Duke of Florence in a clash of faith and reason. Are human beings essentially good or fundamentally untrustworthy? Does the end always justify the means? What practical alternative is there to the ruthless efficiency of tyranny?
“He who considers it necessary to secure himself in his new principality, to win friends, either by force or fraud, to make himself beloved and feared by his people, to be followed and revered by his soldiers, to exterminate those who have the power to hurt him, to change the old order of things for a new one, to be severe and gracious, to destroy a disloyal soldiery and create a new one, to maintain friendships with kings and princes in such a way that they must help him with zeal and offend him with caution, cannot find a finer example than the actions of Duke Cesare Borgia.” —Machiavelli, _The Prince, _Chapter VII.