Casanova Dreaming

the greatest master of all is passion


“You are in Rome, not Venice. In Venice everything is permitted because everything is either masked or an illusion. In Rome nothing is hidden and there are no illusions. It needs only one transgression to come to light and you lose everything.”


Asleep in bed with his first true love, nineteen-year old Giacomo Casanova is visited by an old man who shows him his future – but is what he sees a promise or a warning?


Based on his autobiography, this one-act play reveals the life of the famous libertine – a life more complex and varied than legend relates. In the young man’s dream appear not only the women who shared his bed – or who refused to share it – but men who also played significant roles in his life: the Venetian Senator Bragadin, Casanova’s jailer in the infamous Leads, the English noble who saved his life and the Polish aristocrat whom he almost killed.


min 3M, 4F (doubling)          run time app 45min

ISBN: 978-0-9933546-5-6       soft cover, 120 pages

£5.99 UK post-free    (other countries: contact us)

Casanova front
View the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe production on YouTube