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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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Is My Passion Misguided?

“This is a city of mazes. You may set off from the same place to the same place every day and never go by the same route” (p. 49). That’s from The Passion by Jeanette Winterson, a novel set partly in … Continue reading

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To Burlesque Oneself

In researching stuff, I often come across other stuff. Stuff that’s pretty funny or intriguing. The latest is about the various Italian Academies that existed from the Renaissance on for a couple hundred years. These were gatherings, usually in patrician … Continue reading

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Moses Theater

The Teatro San Moise used to sit here, on the Grand Canal. It was a small theater, never large enough for the crowds it drew. You see, this was the prime neighborhood for entertainment. Gondolas would drop off their passengers nearby … Continue reading

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