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The Italian Commedia

17 October 2018, 15:00 - 16:00

Jessica Goodman outlines the history and practice of the mask-based Commedia dell'arte, exploring its theatrical and musical manifestations across Europe.

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Jessica Goodman

Jessica Goodman


Jessica Goodman is Associate Professor and Tutorial Fellow in French at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, where she teaches Early Modern French literature and French language. Her research interests lie predominantly in the eighteenth century, and her first book tracked the Parisian career of the Italian dramatist Carlo Goldoni, who (having given the commedia its name in the 1750s) famously reformed the genre in his native Venice, before finding himself forced to return to the very same style on arrival in France. Jessica has written on ... Read Full Biography

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