Written in 1760, the play of the great Venetian comedy writer marks the passage from the conventional Latin comedy of Renaissance and Baroque, in ethnography and in the contemporary realistic theatre. It is about a comedy of situations of the authentic popular life, a mirror of a social class and time. It does not turn round a central hero but presents the relations of an entirety, exposing a spirit of hard and occasionally didactic position towards the people and the events of every day life. It is a autobiographic comedy, a nostalgic retrospection of the writer in his youthful years, at the time when he was a judge in the town of Chioggia, near Venice, knowing the daily occupations, the habits and the behavior of the merchants, the boatmen and the housewives. The whole play is a patchwork from merry snapshots, a quick alternation of vivid scenes, which in their whole, illustrate the daily life, the simple occupations, the fierce quarrels, the bliss of ignorance and the cunning of the habitants of the small fishing village.