The Braggart Soldier

TheBraggartSoldierBy Plautus
Directed by Evren Odcikin
January 30, 2011

A pompous soldier can’t help bragging about his exploits while his followers feign admiration (and secretly plot his downfall). THE BRAGGART SOLDIER witnesses the birth of the stock character used for centuries by Commedia dell’Arte in the form of Capitano, later revived in Sondheim’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.