Loquis: Pietro Cossa in the gardens of Piazza della Libertà

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Pietro Cossa in the gardens of Piazza della Libertà

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Published on:  2018-02-17 06:16:00

  Famous people of Rome

Taking a walk in the park of Piazza della Libertà we find the bust of a gentleman mustached and distinguished, this is Pietro Cossa, playwright born in Rome in 1830. Almost all his dramas-which he preferred to define dramatic poems or comedies-are written in verse and focused on historical figures. Reflecting the uncertainties of his time of transition, the Teatro del Cossa is a curious mixture of ancient ideals of classicism, folk tradition and technical veristica with easy sagging to sentimentality. His masterpiece was, «Nero».

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