This essay takes up the relative incomprehension experienced in France by Goldoni, as before him by the great Dano-norwegian comedy-writer Ludwig Holberg. An exception was Élie Fréron, known as the antagonist of the philosophes, but rediscovered in the last decades of the last century as a brilliant follower of the Classics (les Anciens). The dominant literary authorities required, besides the observance of the three neoaristoteli rules (unity of action, time and place) the 'poetryzation' of reality, the banishment of representatives from lower social descriptions and an almost forthright proof of good morals, all of which is tantamount to the non-representability of a large part of reality, social as well as psychological.
Cherkas'kyi Universytet. Visnyk. Seriya Filolohichni Nauky: Atti Del Ix Congresso Degli Italianisti Scandinavi, 2011, p. 44-58