Monday, February 25, 2013

Carlo Goldoni, Venetian playwright

Carlo Goldoni est né le 25 février 1707 à Venise. est un auteur dramatique italien, de langues italienne, vénitienne et française. Créateur de la comédie italienne moderne, il s’était exilé en France en 1762 à la suite de différends esthétiques avec ses confrères. Une plaque commémore son souvenir sur la façade de la maison de la rue Dussoubs où il est mort dans la pauvreté le 6 février 1793.

The playwright Carlo Goldoni, born 25 February 1707 in Venice,  moved to France in 1762 after 5 years of conflict with his compatriot and rival Gozzi. His works include some of Italy's most famous and best-loved plays, admired for their ingenious mix of wit and honesty, offering 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 language, regional vernacular, and colloquialisms. A plaque can be seen on the house where he died in poverty on 6 February 1793.
Carlo Goldoni | Head of monument to Goldoni by Antonio Dal Zotto, erected in 1883 in Campo San Bortolomìo, Venice.
Carlo Goldoni | Head of monument to Goldoni by Antonio Dal Zotto, erected in 1883 in Campo San Bortolomìo, Venice.
Plaque: 21, rue Dussoubs
Ici est décédé, pauvre, le 6 février 1793, Charles Goldoni, dit le Molière italien, auteur du "Bourru bienfaisant". Il était né à Venise l'an 1707. Le chocolatier Ange Toffoli, ancien ministre; le commandeur sénateur J. Constantin.
 
Du 6 au 12 mai 1952, "Arlequin, serviteur de deux maîtres", de Carlo Goldoni, a triomphé à Paris. Le Piccolo Teatro de Milan dédie ce souvenir à Carlo Goldoni, qui mourut dans cette maison.
Carlo Goldoni died here destitute, 6 February 1793. The Italian Moliere, author of Le Bourru Bienfaisant, was born in Venice in 1707. Chocolate maker Ange Toffoli, formerly Cabinet minister; Senator Commendatore L. Constantin.
 
From 6 to 12 May 1952, "Servant of Two Master" by Goldoni was a huge success in Paris. The  Piccolo Teatro of Milan dedicated this plaque to Carlo Goldoni, who died in this house.

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