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Carlo Goldoni

Carlo Osvaldo Goldoni was an Italian playwright and librettist from the Republic of Venice. His works include some of Italy's most famous and best-loved plays. Audiences have admired the plays of Goldoni for their ingenious mix of wit and honesty. His plays offered his contemporaries images of themselves, often dramatizing the lives, values, and conflicts of the emerging middle classes. Though he wrote in French and Italian, his plays make rich use of the Venetian... Read More

BornCarlo Osvaldo Goldoni
25 February 1707
Venice, Republic of Venice (present-day Italian Republic)
Died6 February 1793 (aged 85)
Paris, France
OccupationPlaywright, librettist
NationalityItalian
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