Behind any collection of objects, there are stories to uncover. How were these pieces created? Where have they traveled? What do they mean together?
These are some of the questions that the students in Professor of Art Tripp Evans’s “Cataloguing Curiosity” course considered recently as they sat together in the art room of the Providence Athenaeum, amid tightly packed bookshelves, stone busts and oil portraits.
No two productions of The Servant of Two Masters are the same.
That's because in the 17th century play, written by Italian playwright Carlo Goldoni, actors improvise their way through scenarios—like the traveling comedy troupes of bygone times.