1. Carlo Goldoni

“Italy’s Molière” (1707–93) is celebrated at the Venetian theatre named in his honour (see Teatro Goldoni). Performances of his lively, witty comedies are staged in Venetian dialect and peopled with recognizable local characters. The prolific playwright moved to Paris and was rewarded with a royal pension, but he died destitute due to the French Revolution.


Teatro Comunale Carlo Goldoni

2. Thomas Mann

The sombre 1912 novel Death in Venice was both written and set in ...

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