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In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges and a later meta agreement to have topic challenges lasting for two months and overlapping by one month, it is time to announce the April – May 2024 topic challenge.

Based on the number of votes (+5/-1), the third topic challenge fully in 2024 will be:

Carlo Goldoni


What's a topic challenge?

See the meta posts linked above, and also this main meta post. In short, during April and May 2024 you are invited to try to read at least one work by Carlo Goldoni and ask questions about it.

Participation is not obligatory in any sense, and questions on other works are more than welcome during April and May too; they just won't count as part of this topic challenge.

How can I take part?

By getting hold of some works of Carlo Goldoni and asking (or answering!) good questions about them. Questions about these works should be tagged with and and other tags as appropriate. We'll keep a list of all such questions in an answer to this meta post.

Below is Tsundoku's presentation of the topic:

Carlo Goldoni (1707 – 1793) was a playwright and librettist who lived in the Republic of Venice. His libretti include one for La finta semplice, an opera Mozart composed at the age of 12, and one for Vivaldi's opera Griselda. His best-known play is possibly The Servant of Two Masters, which draws on the tradition of the commedia dell'arte.

Online versions of some of his works include the following:

Other interesting sources of information are the following:

What's next?

  • Vote for the next topic challenge (May–June), or propose your own topic!
  • Feel free to edit links into this post if you find some good resources of Goldoni works available to read online.
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    Not sure that all the questions should be tagged italian-language: some of the Goldoni's works were written in Venetian and some other in French.
    – Charo
    Commented Apr 6 at 17:57

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