I Due Gemelli Veneziani

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I Tre Gemelli Veneziani ("The three Venetian twins") is a comic drama in three acts by (Antonio Collalto Mattiuzzi, )[1]

The original text

Originally written in Italian when Mattiuzzi was at the Theatre Italien in Paris (1759-1778). (According to the Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani[2], this was on fact an adaptation of Carlo Goldoni’s 1747 play I Due Gemelli Veneziani ("The two Venetian twins"), an Italian version of the Menaechmi by Plautus.

Translations and adaptations

Translated and adapted into English as Three and the Deuce!

Performance history in South Africa


Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani[3],

F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [4]: pp. 184

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