from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Goldoni, Carlo 1707-1793. Italian dramatist who wrote more than 250 plays, including 150 comedies, such as The Mistress of the Inn (1753).

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  • n. prolific Italian dramatist (1707-1793)


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  • Goldoni is a delightful dramatist, when he has a good subject, and writes in his best style.

    New Letters from Charles Brown to Joseph Severn

  • Maybe the second half can't match the unbounded hilarity of the first, but the National, in taking on an old Italian play, has not only improved Goldoni but also struck gold.

    One Man, Two Guvnors - review

  • In 1746, Carlo Goldoni wrote a classic comedy normally translated as The Servant of Two Masters.

    One Man, Two Guvnors - review

  • As Francis, James Corden makes the transition from Gavin and Stacey to revved-up Goldoni with consummate ease.

    One Man, Two Guvnors - review

  • In Vivaldi's version -- with a libretto by an up-and-coming 25-year-old Carlo Goldoni -- longstanding public objections to King Gualtiero's marriage to a commoner prompt him to publicly test Griselda's loyalty.

    Rodney Punt: Griselda in Peter Sellars Production at Santa Fe Opera

  • Whether the National Theatre's latest unruly juggernaut of a hit, One Man, Two Guvnors, a British re-imagining of a Carlo Goldoni farce, will also make the transition to universal appeal when it transfers to Broadway next year will depend on the confidence of the creative delivery, not just on the retention of the accents.

    British quirkiness and originality light up stage and screen for US audiences

  • But Richard Bean's updated version of Goldoni's comic classic seems, if anything, even funnier than it did at the National.

    One Man, Two Guvnors – review

  • Mémoires de M. Goldoni pour servir à l'histoire de sa vie, et à celle de son théâtre, [Memoirs of Goldoni]

    Publication Date List

  • Mémoires de M. Goldoni pour servir à l'histoire de sa vie, et à celle de son théâtre, [Memoirs of Goldoni] x

    Publication Date List

  • "Griselda" is based on the final story of Giovanni Boccaccio's "Decameron"; Vivaldi had Carlo Goldoni adapt an existing libretto by Apostolo Zeno.

    The Tests of Patience


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