Tag Archives: History of my Life

Secret Casanova Lives in The Netherlands

Bet you didn’t know that Casanova has a presence in Hilversum, The Netherlands! In front of the theater stands a statue known as “The Actor.” The sculptor, Gabriel Sterk, designed the piece at the request of a friend of mine, … Continue reading

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Quattro Minuti con Casanova: The Ridotto

It’s been a while since I shared a Quattro Minuti video with you. I know, some of you have already binged watched all of them on YouTube. But I’m guessing some of you wait feverishly for me to dole out … Continue reading

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Dancing the Casanova Dance

  Scantily-clad ballet dancers? Okay! Casanova’s life has been depicted as numerous films, TV dramas, graphic novels, fiction, and cartoons. The latest–a ballet. Check out the website here: Casanova by Northern Ballet There’s a trailer, behind the scenes video, some stills … Continue reading

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Quattro Minuti con Casanova: Ramo de le Case Nove

What is the story behind Casanova’s last name? “Casanova” means “new house,” and today’s blog post is about the street of the new houses, which is just a coincidence. Will this video give you any answers about etymology? Probably not, … Continue reading

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And Now from the BBC…

The BBC’s Culture page just published this piece assessing Casanova’s life–the truth, the myth, the legend. Click here: How Casanova’s Provocative Memoir Created a Legend And guess who they quote? Me!! How exciting is that?! The author, Hephzibah Anderson, contacted me … Continue reading

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More Casanova Appropriation

A while back I posted a bunch of images of book covers featuring Casanova as a title or subject or image or icon. Here are some new images I’ve come across, both books and films, and even a musical. First, … Continue reading

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Casanova the Noun

OED entry: “Used allusively of a man whose amorous activities resemble those of Casanova.” Merriam Webster: “Lover, especially : a man who is a promiscuous and unscrupulous lover.” A while back I had a book promotion event and someone in the audience had a … Continue reading

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