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Goldoni, Carlo 

The Companion to Theatre and Performance

(1707–93)Italian playwright. Goldoni was born in a Venice which had lost its empire and discovered a role as the Las Vegas of the age: the city had sixteen theatres when London had four. He was a sharp, critical observer, too genial to jeer but too intelligent to fail to chronicle and mock the vice, folly, and hypocrisy of his own time. Goldoni studied law and his work in theatre was interspersed with periods of practice as lawyer or prosecutor in several cities. In ... ...

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