The Local Authority

Eduardo De Filippo translated by Carlo Ardito

DOI: 10.5040/9781408161524.00000004
Acts: 3. Roles: Male (12) , Female (8) , Neutral (0)

When the court system is corrupt, where can people turn for justice? In a small town in Napoli – the setting for The Local Authority – justice rests in the hands of the local mafia on, Antonio Barracano.

But when Antonio is shot during the mediation of a dispute, he must struggle in his final hours to prevent a blood-feud from erupting after his death.

Written in 1960, The Local Authority was first performed in England in 1979.

From De Filippo Four Plays


Bloomsbury Publishing

Eduardo De Filippo translated by Carlo Ardito

ISBN: 9780413666208

Series: World Classics

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