La Principessa Cieca
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|Open the courtain on an empty scene|
this Country all seems to be calm... but watching the stars from the top of my tower
I have seen that Mars, the God of the War, turning around Neptune, the God of the
Sea, has not greeted him with due deference... indeed they hit each others with
phrases not really respectful. Neptune offended made to raise high the waves of the
sea and the ships had to refuge in the nearest ports, while a gale blew from North
towards South making to dance mountains as they were whithered leaves. Here did not
reach nothing of those ire celestial angers but if Mars and Neptune will not make
the peace the Witches will enjoy of this situation and will try to make a lot of
evil on this earth to the good men.
In this country live a good King who has a beautifulst and sweetest daughter the Princess Lisetta and just over her the wicked Witches will be fierced... this I have read in stars... but I will not allow that this happens and with the aid of a very good and generous man I will protect this Princess!
exit from the scene
|Malerba Witch||Eh…... Eh... everybody are sleeping... all people in this Country is happy... but I am the Malerba Witch worse then the bad grass and this I cannot tolerate... I enjoy only if the evil reigns and when people suffer, I must excogitate something of bad... let me see in my magic crystal ball... here is! I see... I see... a young princess who is happy and dance in a bloomed garden... I will punished her... I will hit her with a wichcraft that will render her a blind princess... so she will not be able to see the colors of the flowers... therefore she will not sing again..... Yes this is what I want!|
|Little Monkey||squit....! squit... coco...coco !|
|Malerba Witch||I will tie the force of this witchcraft to the life of this little monkey asking aid to my friend the devil... and as long as this little monkey will live the princess, the beautiful Lisetta, will remain blind... Help me Belzebù!|
you called me
Malerba, my beloved friend?
my great friend Belzebù... I must made of the evil... and I must do immediately...
help me to tie a wichcraft to
this little monkey so that Princess Lisetta becomes blind... Ah..Ah... Ah..!
Then today we will amuse... we will make a curse…go ahead...!
lights are lowered - central red light - lightning bolts and thunders accompany the
Witch and the Devil that dance around to the monkey singing
hallo… Belzebù give me all the magic forces of your grandmother and your aunt aaa..eee....
iiii... oooo... uuuu... Hallo
Hallo Belzebù... a..e…i..o..u.. Hallo
Sing as an Indian War dance and repeat many times with great lightning bolt and final thunder when the monkey howling run away
|Malerba Witch||Go…go…damned monkey! escape in the forest and conserve your life and your
secret... ah..ah... my friend the Brigante Falamocca will protect you! …come
Belzebù before the aim of the day we have many other bad actions to complete…
they exit from the scene - the light returns normal
from left with his stick
Bim Bum Bam... trallalalarero trallalalà... Barudda come here... where are you?
cross the scene and exit to right
in scene from right
Ba..Ba..Baciccia... where are you ? .... I am here !
cross the scene and exit to left
Barudda where are you? .... look if I must finish mad for him...!
exit to left
where are you ?
cross the scene and exit to right
and stop in scene waiting
Barudda stupid man... where are you ?
Ba..Ba...Baciccia ooh at last you are here...!
receive one beaten
Ahi! ahi! why you beat me?
this is nothing for you, stupid...stop here...!
Ba..Ba..Ba..Baciccia did you know ? ... it happens a Di... Di...
|Baciccia||What?... You have drunk the D.D.T ?|
|Barudda||No...no... one di..di...disgrace !|
|Baciccia||And what kind of misfortune has happened ?|
|Baciccia||You made water over you ?|
|Barudda||No...no the Princess has become bli...blind!|
|Baciccia||Oh .. I am really sorry for her... she is so fine... she is so good.... with her sky-blue dress look like a candy!|
|Barudda||Dont...dont..dont joke on her ... it is really a great disgrace!|
i agree ! ... that means she has to buy a pair of glasses
...she will be Lisetta four eyes...
But What I see there... there are a lot of children.. Hallo.. haw are you people?....CI am Baciccia della Radiccia and you who are? why you dont speak with me?....you have losen the tongue? may be it has been eaten by a cat...
Baciccia encourages the children to speak with him
I believe that it must have been just a large malignant the one which have invented
the school... am I true? ...what is the reason why we have to
stay everyday in a dark school classroom with an old teacher that never is satisfied
( imitating a woman voice )
be quiet !... donkey...you must study more !....the copy-book is not in order!...there are two ink stains!..
(back to normal voice)
...shut up! ..you are a donkey Teacher... look your ears!
And what mind to us to study….. we are not interested to know that Andrea Doria has founded the Sampdoria foot ball team that always win against the Genoa foot ball team... that Columbus has taken three ships going to discover the America, as he did not know that for going in America he must to take the airplane... what silly man! And then… they say that Garibaldi has gone to drink at Marsala with thousands soldiers... goodness what a big drunkenness... and after they went at Teano to meet the King... it is true!…
|Barudda||Yes...yes...it is true !|
|Baciccia||....and then we hate the moltiplications... two for two is
equal four.. three for three is equal nine... four for four... who know..?
Children say the result
You… compliments…you can pass to the superior class with a great vote… bravo! and from tomorrow everybody in vacation for six months!... But who I see there just between you? Children but that one is.....
Baciccia develops a short comic scene joking on a personage in the theatre with tricks and jokes
Now I am thirsty... come Barudda we go to the tavern to drink a good glass of wine...
They exit singing
Bim bum ba... stockfish and potatoes… bim bum ba….tripes and beans!
|The Duke||Oh my great God... why you have permitted that my preferred daughter ...the princess Lisetta became blind... take in care mine people, the pain is so strong that I could not support.. I go to throw myself in the flood river...|
|Baciccia||Stop... from this side is not permitted to pass…|
|The Duke||Who are daring to stop me?|
|Baciccia||I am Baciccia... and I do not allow to nobody to kill himself without my permission!
|The Duke||But I am the King!
|Baciccia||...Yes…and I am the jack....!|
|The Duke||But you do not see... you do not see that the pain renders me crazy...!
|Baciccia||What imports to me if you are mad....
|The Duke||Baciccia! but you are the great Baciccia of the Radiccia?
|Baciccia||No! I am Radiccia of the Baciccia|
|The Duke||Dont joke... valiant Baciccia…help me… please give me one hand!
|Baciccia||No sorry... I need both my hands for scratching my nose...|
|The Duke||Baciccia… listen to me…the perfidious witch has hit the beautiful Princess Lisetta, my daughter, with one malediction... help me Baciccia... my saver|
|Baciccia||I am not Saver.... Saver is the hairdressing salon of Main street!
Baciccia... I trust in you… goodbye! I will wait for your returns as a winner at
my Castle... and you will be rewarded.. thanks!
exits from the scene
|Baciccia||Children... have you seen that man…but he is really crazy... I am not interested
about the disgraces of the princess... I don’t care…. What are you thinking
about this story?
continue speaking off-hands
Ok I will kill the bad monkey and I will beat the witch and the devil but
with a pact... I will not go there
alone…you children will come with me and you will help me... it is ok?
|Barudda||Ba...Ba...Baciccia.... where you going?
I go to take the stick
appears exiting from the closed sipario
Good children... you are really good children and with my aid you have convinced Baciccia, a man with a great gold heart, to leave for the bewitched forest where, close to an old Red Flour Mill, the little monkey is hidden... go... go... I will be always with you!
disappears with a lightning
|END OF THE FIRST ACT|
LA PRINCIPESSA CIECA
ACT 2 - Scene 1
Scene : Wood with a Red Mill in front of the scene
Daylight with two green lamps on each side
Music before opening courtains
|Devil|| I am the devil landlord of this red flour mill… red like the flames of hell, and
I am powerful... powerful... ah... ah... nobody could afford to fight with me…
becouse everybody fear of me!
behind the scenes
You say this!...
|Devil||But I have already heard this voice!... who are you?|
|This is the voice of Baciccia... I am sure…. Come on if you have a little piece
The devil receives one beaten
This I know… it is the stick of Baciccia... bastard come in!
|Hallo…I am here!
He hits the devil again
I have not fear of you.....where you have hidden the little wicked monkey?
Devil fights with feints and receive several beatings and in the course of the
fight he say...
Baciccia for virtue of all the devils and the she-devils of the hell you will be transformed in a salt statue...this his my order!
Baciccia immobilizes himself becoming one salt-statue
Ah! here is the great Baciccia... his eyes do not see anymore... his lips do not speak anymore.. his stick now is mine... ah! ah!
He takes the stick and tries to hit Baciccia that magically moves avoiding the beating (to be repeated 3 times) .
Baciccia takes the control of the stick and hits the Devil repeatedly
Takes black snout... takes this … and this
the devil escapes loosing the key of the Flour Mill
|Baciccia||Look what I have found... a key.....Barudda where are you?|
enters with a wine bottle in hand
Ba.. Ba.. Baciccia who was that red man who was running away ?
|Baciccia||Stupid…don’t you have seen that it was the Devil?... look he has lost
the key of the Red Flour mill...we must organize our search, so you remain here
make the guard while I try to enter in the flour mill looking for the little
monkey... but I recommend to you...eyes opened.. both eyes opened!
He exits with the key
leaves the wine bottle and exits chasing Baciccia
Ba... Ba... Baciccia... not to leave me... I have fear!
in ... Falamocca my good friend… come in!
I am my beloved Malerba, my friend of thousand crimes ... I have known that you
have one assignment to give me
have seen Baciccia going around the forest, I am sure that he wants to find the
monkey to kill her and save the princess... you must stop him... Assemble your
briganti and give him a beautiful lesson and I will give you.. gold…gold in
will be done as you order…great Queen
of the Evils... considers Baciccia a dead man... ah..ah!
what I see? this is the wine bottle of that stupid Barudda... I will put a powder
of sleeping pill in the wine in quantity to make him sleeping... and to you
children.. I order you not to say a word!… understood? I order this in name of
all the devils!
How I am tired! I will drink a little of wine... what?
|Barudda||Oh I am sleepy! my eyes are closed...
He falls sleeping while appears the little monkey that enters and exits from the scene smelling Barudda.
say that going to the mill will get covered with flour
but in that mill there is only coal and red flames... it is really the flour mill
of the Devil…. But Barudda what are you doing? Children what has happened to
you have seen the little monkey? and you have seen also the Witch.. then we make
so…I will hide myself behind that tree and you, as soon as you see that beast,
will call me and I will arrive immediately ..it is all clear?
have taken It! you have called me? The monkey has escaped… we try again! Baciccia
Children…have you called me? ... No? Ok.... I go back...!
The monkey enters for two times and for two times Baciccia arrive later
calls me later… I don’t understand anything… so we do in a other way… we
must find a secret password... as soon as the monkey will enter you must say
…Marameo!... and I will arrive immediately...
He hides again
The little monkey enter in scene and Baciccia after an upset fight of beatings kills her
Oh..poor creature... now that is died the Princess Lisetta will be recovered... I am happy becouse they will give me a beautiful prize... may be one ice cream!
Now I take Barudda at home and then I will return to take the little monkey and go to the castle of the Gorgonzola Duke..
He exits with Barudda on the shoulders
|Malerba Witch||For the horns of Belzebù... what I see?… the monkey is died...
what a misfortune…the princess will be recovered!... Baciccia... you will pay
Baciccia with the stick hits the Witch
Here… I paid... un million!
repeat the action
Here …I paid... two million!
|Malerba Witch||Come in .. felon... head of wood... fight with me!
|Baciccia||I am here… ready to fight and with the aid of these children
I will give you a great lesson which you will never forget
….you will never do evil to nobody in this country...
They fight hardly and then the Witch escapes
|Baciccia||Victory..... Victory...! have you seen haw was escaping? it
seemed a rabbit ... I think that we
will never seehere in the Vallescura Kingdom... Hip Hip hurrah!
Mister Baciccia.... salam ...
|Baciccia||Hello Tommy..... mortadella!|
sahib Baciccia… salam means hallo!
|Baciccia||Also bread and mortadella means hallo…and with a generous glass of wine it resuscitate the dead men...|
|Tommy||Don’t joke with me Mister Baciccia... I come from the castle
for order of the Duke... the princess has again her beautiful eyes seeing ... and
the Duke wants to reward you... follow me!
|Baciccia||But how is speaking this chocolate-man?
I say... don’t say what you say .. they say you say this…come
|Baciccia||Children… do you think that I must go to the castle? I
don’t want to go… the Duke of Gorgonzola
always wants I marry the princess... I do not want to marry... Ok … I decide to
go home… I prefere to be a bachelor... By By… children we will see later at
|Close the courtains|
through the closed sipario
Children... you with my protection and the participation of a good and honest man as Baciccia the good has prevailed on the evil... and the Devil and the Witch have been beaten. They are still escaping running fast like the wind... The stars knew this... Venere and Mars this evening will shine for the joy... and now I can return to my telescope in order to study other new stars… See you !
|Disappears with a lightening|
|END OF THE SECOND ACT|
LA PRINCIPESSA CIECA
Great Final Scene
Scene : Interior house with a bed
Lateral scene presenting windows on external with trees
Music : Rosamunda polka
enters with the stick
enters in scene with one stick
Poor me… poor Baciccia …how I am tired... I have done good
thing not to go to the Castle I prefer stay at home and sleep… what you say
children.... but tell me who has come here?... The Brigand? No it cant be
the true … let me check around…
the scene dressed as a ghost with the stick
Uuuuh ! Uuuh..!
Howls from the pubblic
|Baciccia||What happens? You have scared me... whot?…you have seen a
ghost ? But it is not true... everybody know that the ghosts do not exist... now
let me sleep …be quiet! good night
he enters in scene and shakes the bed of Baciccia
|Baciccia||ignites the light and illuminate the Ghost face….while
Baciccia wake up
Cheese… come here that I put yuo in a sandwich with my stick!... stay in guard... fight as a true man
|Falamocca||He take off the ghost pointed hood
Baciccia stay in guard!
|Baciccia||At least… stay in general!|
|Falamocca||At least... stay in major...|
Ah.. stupid... we are going around all the army... take this...
|Baciccia||Hurrah… now I am happy… I lacked to beat that ugly man...
Oh..! what I see... watch children... I have made the multiplication of the sticks...
now I have two sticks…. I stuck it seemed me to had thousands of sticks...
|Baciccia||Sahib Tommy Mortadella!
Baciccia the Princess has decided to come in your house for thanking you ... are
you ready to receive her?
God…the princess in my house... I must Take of the drawers from the chair... and
also the stockfish in the bathtub... the socks... the socks...!… I must sweep
He run around the room with a sweep and beats Tommy
Sweep here… in the angles…. In the center….sorry Tommy
Sorry but you seems to be crazy! Now I go to introduce the
Children… how seems to you this place... it seems to be
clean ?…. Let me see the Princess
Baciccia mine proud!
|Baciccia||Princess… I am your server Baciccia of the Radiccia
|Lisetta||Baciccia.. tell me a sweet word
|Baciccia||One sweet word... sugar!
|Lisetta||But Baciccia.... tell me a sweeter one...
|Baciccia||honey... honey with the sugar!
|Lisetta||Oh but are you always so playfull?|
daren’t... I daren’t....! Princess
please give me a kiss...
|Merlino Wizard||enters with the courtains closed
The story is ended... beloveds Children I can still say to you that the proud Baciccia will become a knight of Princess and Barudda his attendant and they will live all happy and in the new peace of the Reign of Vallescura... I do not know nothing to add to the story and therefore I say goodby and I go home….!
Disappears with a lightening
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