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Goldoni in Paris: La Gloire et le Malentendu

Jessica Goodman


The thirty years Carlo Goldoni spent in Paris hold an ambiguous place in his career. The preface to his autobiography explicitly draws attention to France as the site of his authorial glory, but elsewhere he dismisses his work for the Parisian Comédie-Italienne as a failure, and this view has come to dominate modern readings of his French experience. This study sets out to explore this apparent contradiction. By reading Goldoni’s own contemporary and subsequent accounts through the lens of his context as a dramatic author in 1760s Paris, this book sheds new light on both his experience and cri ... More

Keywords: Goldoni, Comédie-Italienne, self-fashioning, gloire, glory, author, strategy, career, Paris, theatre

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198796626
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796626.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jessica Goodman, author
St Catherine's College, Oxford