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In Casanova’s Footsteps: Rome–Teatro Aliberti

Initially, Casanova mentions the Teatro Aliberti (also known as the Teatro Alibert and later as the Teatro delle Dame) only very briefly, not at all giving it its due as the powerhouse it was in Rome. You’ll remember C’s trials … Continue reading

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“The Sound of No Hands Clapping”

La Fenice in Venice is dark, as is pretty much every large venue, but the musicians play on! I heard this radio item while commuting home from my school that is now closed due to the corona virus. (image from … Continue reading

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I Teatri di Venezia

Some people actually like tests. Do you? If so, you should visit the Ca’ Golden museum in Venice. It has a room dedicated to Venice’s rich and important theater legacy. But the best part is the large map where you … Continue reading

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Quattro Minuti con Casanova: Teatro Sant’Angelo

I haven’t posted a Quattro Minuti episode in a while, so here’s a new one to start your new year! The last two posts featured other theaters that Casanova was connected to: Teatro Goldoni and Teatro Benedetto. In today’s video, … Continue reading

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Quattro Minuti con Casanova: Teatro Benedetto

In case you’re putting in a little extra time to get to know Casanova these days, in conjunction with the exhibit “Casanova: The Seduction of Europe,” here’s another in my series of videos showing places Casanova visited. He loved the … Continue reading

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Quattro Minuti con Casanova: Teatro Goldoni

  I haven’t posted a Quattro Minuti con Casanova episode in a while! Today’s features Teatro Goldoni, which had a different name in Casanova’s day. Listen to this video to see what it was…. Teatro Goldoni The event I talk … Continue reading

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Redefining Beauty: Luisa Bergallii Gozzi

Women’s History Month is almost over, and I don’t want to miss the opportunity to tell you about a little-known remarkable Venetian woman. Labeled a shrew, when really she was the one supporting a crumbling noble family, Luisa Bergalli Gozzi … Continue reading

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Gonzo in Venice

This week I’ve been reading Carlo Gozzi’s Useless Memoirs. They’re not useless at all! In fact, they’re a treasure trove of information about mid-18th century Venetian theater, rivalries between playwrights, the homelife of illustrious folk like Gasparo Gozzi (Carlo’s brother) … Continue reading

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A friend recently wrote to me asking about Marco Polo’s house. Apparently, there is a lot of information (and possibly misinformation) about what is left of the Polo family house in Venice. I’m writing from my home in California, so … 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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