This entremés (a short, one-act play) takes place in one continuous time and location.
Representative costuming would help to indicate the professions of the judge, the soldier and the barber-surgeon (who is dressed above his real role, as he is only a minor physician and he is dressed as a proper, much more respectable, doctor). The coal-carrier is described as wearing a hood, typical of his profession. Apart from this, unless there is a desire to locate the play in a courtroom, there is no call for any particular set or staging and it could easily be performed, as it was probably intended to be, on a bare stage.
|9 males||9 males|
|3 females||3 females|
|12 (total)||12 (total)|
Entry written by Kathleen Jeffs. Last updated on 24 February 2011.