Life Without Instruction by Sally Clark


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Based on a true story and a real trial. Artemesia Gentileschi's father, the late-Renaissance painter Orazio Gentileschi, takes the unusual step of having his daughter trained in painting under the instruction of his friend, Agostino Tassi. Tassi rapes Artemesia, and is taken to trial. A revenge comedy.

Keywords: revenge comedy, two-act play, love, art, historical, Artemisia Gentileschi, trial, rape, Italy

Year Printed: 1994

First produced in 1991 at Theatre Plus, Toronto, ON.

Running TIme: 100 minutes
Acts: 2

Male Cast: 5
Female Cast: 3