Comedy by Carlo Goldoni / Theater der Altmark Stendal
Introduction in the foyer at 6.15 pm
Two aristocratic gentlemen have only one thing on their minds: the landlady Mirandolina. She is beautiful and financially independent as the owner of an inn. All the men adore the clever woman and literally fall at her feet. All except one: the knight of Ripafratta doesn't care for women; he is brusque and grumpy. Mirandolina's ambition is aroused. She does everything she can to convert this misogynist.
In 1752, Carlo Goldoni, master and reformer of Italian comedy, created an unusually emancipated and strong-willed female protagonist in Mirandolina the Innkeeper and at the same time "one of the best comedies that Europe has produced". At least that was Lord Byron's verdict on the work.
For this comedic masterpiece, the Theater der Altmark Stendal has engaged the Italian director Andrea Maria Brunetti, who has translated the text by Carlo Goldoni.