Three and the Deuce!
(Storace is credited as main author in some references)
The original text
According to the published English text of 1806, the plot was taken from the French comedy Les Trois Jumeaux Vénitiens ("The three Venetian twins") by Antonio Collalto (also known as Antonio Collalto Mattiuzzi - 1717?-1778), as well as a Spanish comedy Los Tres Mellizos ("The three twins"), performed in Madrid in the late 1700s or early 1800s.
In actual fact they are all basically the same play: I Tre Gemelli Veneziani by Collalto, an adaptation of Carlo Goldoni’s 1747 play I Due Gemelli Veneziani ("The two Venetian twins") , which was which in its turn based on Menaechmi by Plautus
The English version of the play was first performed at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, 1795. Revived in 1805 and played at the Theatres Royal Haymarket and Drury Lane. Published by Barker and Son, 1806.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
"Mattuizzi, Antonio" in Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani Volume 72 (2008)
Facsimile of the 1806 text of The Three and the Deuce! (Google eBook)
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