The character names are from The Tempest, even to the point of giving Caliban's mother a role instead of just a mention. Where are the "elements" of MND?
Since Neptune appears in neither play, maybe he's the god who shows up at the end to make everything right again. But Neptune usually causes trouble, doesn't he? More likely he appears at the beginning to create the storm at sea. Or both. Or neither. Actually, this could be fun.
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Originally posted by Christopher:
No Orys or Pasquales on that list, nothing light and funny. Unless it's Rodelinda, but the plot summary reads like a tragedy with a happy ending.
I'm not familiar with Rodelinda either, but it is opera seria, not buffa. No laughs.