Essays. Theater. Edited by Daniele Benati. Translated by Adria Bernardi. "Baldini's texts have the wonderful simplicity of fairy tales. It is for this reason that they can be read again and again without becoming tiresome. In the entire civilized western world, simplicity is usually considered as something inferior. Baldini is one of the few who makes us realize that simplicity is the highest conquest of words. But he achieves it through an unbelievably pliable, modulated, and complex prosody, which revolves around a few fundamental sounds, as in modern music. His dialect is a reservoir of these fundamental sounds of emotion" - Gianni Celati.