Servants on Top

Katarina Hjärpe head_overheels at
Mon Jun 13 16:44:12 EDT 2005

>>Strikes me that there's quite a literature of people who are 
>><br>&gt;nominally servants but actually in charge

>Toinette in 'Le Malade Imaginaire' (I was in a rehearsed reading of this in 
>Halifax last Friday, so it's fresh in my mind).

Ooh, that reminds me of Petra in Smiles of a Summer Night, who is clearly 
inspired by Toinette - she's at the very least in charge of the son...

Since I've recently read Allende's "Zorro" I'd say Bernardo there is kind of 
in charge too - he's certainly more mature than his foster brother/master. 
And the Antonio Banderas movie version had Anthony Hopkins posing as a 
servant though he was really the master, too.


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