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Description - Venetian Twins/Mirandolina (Trans. Ranjit Bolt) by Carlo Goldoni

Two of Goldoni's best comedies, The Venetian Twins (I Due Gemelli Veneziani) and Mirandolina (La Locandiera) are brilliantly brought to life in these acclaimed translations by Ranjit Bolt.The Venetian TwinsWritten in 1743 by the master of Italian comedy, this piece of slapstick foolery hasn't lost an ounce of freshness. Twins separated at birth (played by one actor) turn up in Verona, one for an arranged marriage and the other to meet a girl who has run away from her family for him.MirandolinaMirandolina believes open dealing is essential; Valentina wants to have her cake and eat it, and uses intrigue to further her interests. Both are eager to win some kind of equality in a world in which they have no equality, only certain advantages, and almost come to grief.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780948230639
ISBN-10: 0948230630
Format: Paperback
Pages: 144
Imprint: Absolute Classics
Publisher: Oberon Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Carlo Goldoni

"Born in Manchester in 1959, Ranjit Bolt was educated at Perse School and at Balliol College, Oxford. He worked as an investment analyst and advisor for eight years, before concentrating on theatre translation from the end of 1990. Ranjit Bolt's acclaimed translations for the theatre, many of which are published by Oberon Books, include works by Moliere, Seneca, Sophocles, Corneille, Beaumarchais, Brecht, Goldoni and Zorilla. "

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