OPERA DELLA MORTE
In a small village in 19th Century Italy, Canio's famous commedia
troupe arrives to give the villagers the show they have been waiting
all season to see. But a love triangle involving Canio's wife stirs a
rage in him that in uncontrolable. When he paints his face as the
famous "Pagliaccio", he is about to enter a realm of darnkness,
stained with blood. Based on the 1892 Italian Opera "Pagliacci"
by composer Ruggero Leoncavallo, this illustrated storybook is
a tragic tale by illustrator and writer Jay Stuart.