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Goldoni, Carlo (1707–93) The most important Italian dramatist 

The Oxford Companion to English Literature
Dinah BirchDinah Birch

of the 18th century and one of the greatest of all Italian playwrights. He wrote some 250 pieces for the theatre including 150 comedies, in Italian, Venetian dialect, and French. He was also responsible for reforming the Italian theatrical tradition through the introduction of wholly scripted drama in place of improvised ... ...

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