Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
The purpose of this thesis is to successfully portray the character of Sylvestro in
Frank Dunlop and Jim DaleÂ·s Scapino!, an adaptation of MoliereÂ·s Les Fourberies de
Scapin. In order to fully grasp the comedy of the script, an analysis of the comedy of
Scapino! was conducted using French philosopher Henri BergsonÂ·s essay Laughter. This
helped to find what made situations and characters funny in the script. It also influenced
an analysis of the character of Sylvestro. By using BergsonÂ·s philosophies and applying
them to the research, the third chapter illustrates that the rehearsal process of Scapino!
has been successful and the production promises to be a hit.
Lee, Zachary Cal, "Performing The Role Of Sylvestro In Scapino!" (2015). Theses and Dissertations. 1799.