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Casanova Dreaming
by Martin Foreman
"the greatest master of all is passion "

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.


Following Now We Are Pope and Tadzio Speaks . . ., Casanova Dreaming continues Martin Foreman's exploration of themes of love, loss and death that focus on the city of Venice. The play will debut with a three-week run at the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2018. For further information on that production, see Arbery Productions.
Casanova Dreaming by Martin Foreman


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available August 2018



ISBN 978-0-9933546-5-6       soft cover (app 55 mins on stage)       5.99




Martin Foreman is the author of two novels, two short story collections and several plays, all available from Arbery Books. He is the winner of the 2012 London Solo Festival New Writing Award and the 2018 Pitlochry Festival Theatre Short Play Award. In August 2018 he is directing two of his plays - his adaptation of Ben Jonson's Jacobean comedy Volpone and a new one-act drama Casanova Dreaming - at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Martin was born in Dundee, went to school and university in Edinburgh, then spent many years working and living in London and across the world. He has returned to live in Edinburgh and does not expect to move far from the city again. He dislikes categories but for those who insist on them, he is a British writer who happens to be gay and whose primary themes are love, loss and the intensity of emotions. As well as writing, he acts occasionally on stage and in short films.

writing website: martinforeman.com               theatre / film website: martinforeman.me.uk





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