The Jester's Supper (Italian:La cena delle beffe) is a historical play by the Italian writer Sem Benelli, which was first staged in 1909. In 1919 the play was put on in New York City. It portrays a violent and cruel rivalry in the Florence of Lorenzo the Magnificent.
In 1942 the play was adapted as a film, The Jester's Supper, directed by Alessandro Blasetti and starring Amedeo Nazzari and Osvaldo Valenti. It was made at Cinecittà in Rome. The film was a popular success.
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