On this day, in 1793, was died the Italian playwright and librettist from the Republic of Venice, Carlo Goldoni. His works include some of Italy’s most famous and best-loved plays. Audiences have admired the plays of Goldoni for their ingenious mix of wit and honesty. His plays offered his contemporaries images of themselves, often dramatizing the lives, values, and conflicts of the emerging middle classes. Some of his most important works are: “La locandiera”, “La bottega del caffè” and “Il teatro comico”.