"THE JEW": Why 1613??? (2)

Who was Michelangelo Buonarroti the Younger?

Let me warn you... This is a trick question. 

Cristofano Allori,  
Portrait of Michelangelo the Younger
Florence, Casa Buonarroti

"THE JEW": Why 1613??? (1)

Finito addì 21 di settembre 1613 = Finished on 21 September 1613

FACT: On 21 September 1613, Michelangelo Buonarroti the Younger signed off on his draft of L'Ebreo / The Jew.

"THE JEW": Who was Melchisedec? (2)

This is how it all begins... Our first encounter with "the Jew" in The Jew - the title character in Michelangelo Buonarotti the Younger's play.

"THE JEW": On Stage...

l'ebreo comm[edi]a bozza =
 the jew comedy rough draft

Michelangelo Buonarroti the Younger left us more than two hundred pages of dialogue, stage notes and song lyrics for L'Ebreo - but not a complete and final draft of this intriguing and often very funny comedy. 

So, in the course of four hundred years - from 1614 until now - the work was never performed nor published nor even circulated in manuscript.

"THE JEW": Another Scene (2)

A pompous lawyer, a sleazy marriage broker and a Levantine Jew all walk into a bar...

"THE JEW": Opening Scene (1)

Giorgione, Double Portrait
Rome, Palazzo Venezia

In the opening scene of L'Ebreo, Giovanni Barba, a love-struck bachelor, and his best friend Girolamo Amieri jump into the midst of an ongoing story.