Page extent: 224
ISBN: 9781870259378
Binding: PaperBack

Goldoni: Volume Two


Translated by Robert David MacDonald
PaperBack (20 Feb 1994)

Carlo Goldoni was Italy's greatest playwright of the eighteenth century and wrote at least one hundred and fifty plays, although only a handful; of these have been performed since his time. Working for theatres in both Venice and Paris, he took much of his inspiration from 'commedia dell'arte'. 

This collection focuses on Goldoni's more serious side and includes the plays Don Juan, Friends and Lovers and The Battlefield. The first published English-language edition of Goldoni’s worldly vision of the Don Juan legend, in verse, alongside translations of the naturalistic Friends and Lovers and The Battlefield, all of which were first seen at the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow.

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ISBN13 9781870259378
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 224


'Don Juan text is exemplary: elegant, intelligent, idiomatic and never calling attention to its own cleverness.' The Observer

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