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Casanova in Place: The Walks and Museum

The Casanova in Place Symposium focused primarily on the papers and authors and the ballet, which I have posted about in the last few weeks. But it was also about bringing people together in Venice in order to get a … Continue reading

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Casanova in Place: The Burchiello Tour

Okay, so I’ve told you about the scholarly days at the Casanova in Place Symposium, but that’s not all we did! The event included optional excursions before and after the weekend events. On Thursday, June 27, some of us took … Continue reading

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Casanova in Place: The Ballet

No, I did not dance at the Casanova in Place Symposium. Nor did the others (though that might have been a fun activity!) Instead, on Sunday June 30th we viewed the Casanova Ballet produced by Northern Ballet and filmed by … Continue reading

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In Casanova’s Footsteps: Rome–Caffè Greco

Another stop on my walking tour of Casanova’s Rome with Adriano Contini. During those early days in Rome 1743, Casanova was trying so hard to walk a straight and narrow path in order to impress his mentors, Don Gasparo, Father … Continue reading

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Radio Casanova

France Culture radio has just offered a series of four episodes exploring Casanova’s life, as interviews with top Casanovists. Click on each link to read the full description or listen to the interview, all of which are in French. What … Continue reading

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Casanova, The Fictional Man

American novelist Jewell Parker Rhodes said this about writing: “I love historical fiction because there’s a literal truth, and there’s an emotional truth, and what the fiction writer tries to create is that emotional truth.” When authors take on writing … Continue reading

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A Complicated Relationship with Venice

Like the relationship between many lovers, Casanova’s association with his birth city was complicated. In his theatricality, in his pleasures, in his secret ways, Casanova was a genuine Venetian. Yet the close-knit community, where gossip traveled swiftly and eyes peered … Continue reading

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