The Comedies of Carlo Goldoni (Paperback)

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"Painter and son of nature," wrote Voltaire, at that time the arbitrator and the dispenser of fame in cultured Europe, to Carlo Goldoni, then a rising dramatist, "I would entitle your comedies, 'Italy liberated from the Goths.'" The sage of Ferney's quick critical faculty had once again hit its sure mark, for it is Goldoni's supreme merit, and one of his chief titles to fame and glory, that he released the Italian theatre from the bondage of the artificial and pantomime performances that until then had passed for plays, and that, together with Moli re, he laid the foundations of the drama as it is understood in our days.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781518750717
ISBN-10: 1518750710
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: November 6th, 2015
Pages: 212
Language: English