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Giuseppe Giacosa (1847–1906)

Giacosa, Giuseppe (jä-kō’sa). An Italian dramatist; born in Colleretto-Parella, Piedmont, Oct. 21, 1847; died in 1906. A lawyer for many years, the success of one or two plays in metrical form, the fruit of his leisure, led him to turn playwright solely. His wit and taste have long made him popular. ‘The Husband in Love with his Wife’ and ‘Brothers in Arms’ are his best productions, but of great merit are ‘The Sons of the Marquis’ and ‘Arthur.’ He is the author of both dramas and comedies, and his treatment of contemporary Italian social life is irresistibly satirical. His latest work includes the librettos for Puccini’s operas,—‘La Bohème,’ ‘La Tosca,’ and ‘Madame Butterfly’; and two family studies: ‘The Stronger’ and ‘As the Leaves.’