Born December 13, 1720 in Venice. He received education at home. At age 16, went to military service in Dalmatia, three years later returned to. Aristocrat and conservative by nature, Gozzi
opposed any literary innovations. In 1757, in a comic anthology Sailboat power (La Tartana degli influssi) and in 1761 in Prichudnitse Marfisa (La Marfisa bizarra), . poem, a satire on Venetian society, . He attacked the C. Goldoni and Chiari P., . who in his plays renounced the traditional Commedia dell'arte, with its characters, masks, and preferred realism,
Reviving the traditional commedia dell'arte, Gozzi
wrote a number of fantastic pieces he called 'fiabas'. The basis of their subjects lay children's stories, play themselves differ unusual situation, miraculous transformations and the presence of familiar characters-masks - Pantalone, Truffaldino, etc.. Posed with a resounding success January 25, 1761 Love for Three Oranges (L'amore delle tre melarance) fell later in the framework of Prokofiev (1921). Total Gozzi
wrote a 10 tales fiabas in t.ch. Raven (Il Corvo, 1761), Turandot (Turandot, 1762) and The Green Bird (L'augellin belverde, 1765). Schiller processing Turandot later became the basis for Puccini's opera. These plays are marked by imagination and drama talent of the author, still owes much of its effect game actors. Subsequently Gozzi
wrote the comedy in the spirit of Spanish comedies of cloak and sword '. Around 1780 began work on his memoirs, titled his own memories Useless (Memorie inutili, 1797). This work recreates a vivid picture of Venetian life and struggles of a party which was Gozzi
, died April 4, 1806.