The Venetian Twins

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The Venetian Twins
Written by Carlo Goldoni
Date premiered  1747 (1747-MM)
Original language Italian
Subject Plautus's Menaechmi

The Venetian Twins (Italian - I due gemelli veneziani, or "The two Venetian twins") is a 1747 play by Carlo Goldoni, based on Plautus's Menaechmi. Recent productions include one at the Watermill Theatre[1] and a 1993 production directed by Michael Bogdanov for the Royal Shakespeare Company.[2] [3] The play has also been adapted and staged as a 1979 Australian two-act musical comedy. The play was performed by Greene Shoots Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival at C Venues (main) in August 2010.[4] Shakespeare & Company (Massachusetts) is presenting it in English as part of its outdoor Bankside Festival, June 29-August 27, 2011, at Lenox, Massachusetts.


  1. ^ "Watermill - The Venetian Twins". Retrieved 2012-06-16. 
  2. ^ Morley, Sheridan (12 October 1994). ""Twins" Is No Favor to Goldoni". International Herald Tribune. Retrieved 2012-06-12. 
  3. ^ Taylor, Paul (8 June 1993). "Star of David: Paul Taylor on the RSCs Venetian double offering at Stratford". The Independent. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  4. ^ "The Venetian Twins earns 5 star review at Edinburgh Festival". Retrieved 2012-06-16.