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London-based historian, writer, and actor Ian Kelly will present a free lecture entitled "Casanova and the Theater of the World.”

Giacomo Casanova was far more than the supposed "lothario" of legend: a traveler, food writer and polymath, he would be appalled that his literary musings on love and sex have eclipsed, until recently, his many other interests. Son of a Venetian actress, brought up to become a priest, Casanova became obsessed in childhood with the little theaters set up for carnival that gave glimpses into worlds beyond his native Venice, the teatri del mundo - theaters of the world. They inspired a wanderlust that would take him all over Enlightenment Europe on the cusp of revolution, into the salons and boudoirs of the rich and infamous on a journey that has given us the first modern autobiography: The History of My Life.

In this lecture, Kelly gives you the real man behind the mask, and beyond the bad-boy reputation.

London-based historian, writer, and actor Ian Kelly will present a free lecture entitled "Casanova and the Theater of the World.”

Giacomo Casanova was far more than the supposed "lothario" of legend: a traveler, food writer and polymath, he would be appalled that his literary musings on love and sex have eclipsed, until recently, his many other interests. Son of a Venetian actress, brought up to become a priest, Casanova became obsessed in childhood with the little theaters set up for carnival that gave glimpses into worlds beyond his native Venice, the teatri del mundo - theaters of the world. They inspired a wanderlust that would take him all over Enlightenment Europe on the cusp of revolution, into the salons and boudoirs of the rich and infamous on a journey that has given us the first modern autobiography: The History of My Life.

In this lecture, Kelly gives you the real man behind the mask, and beyond the bad-boy reputation.

London-based historian, writer, and actor Ian Kelly will present a free lecture entitled "Casanova and the Theater of the World.”

Giacomo Casanova was far more than the supposed "lothario" of legend: a traveler, food writer and polymath, he would be appalled that his literary musings on love and sex have eclipsed, until recently, his many other interests. Son of a Venetian actress, brought up to become a priest, Casanova became obsessed in childhood with the little theaters set up for carnival that gave glimpses into worlds beyond his native Venice, the teatri del mundo - theaters of the world. They inspired a wanderlust that would take him all over Enlightenment Europe on the cusp of revolution, into the salons and boudoirs of the rich and infamous on a journey that has given us the first modern autobiography: The History of My Life.

In this lecture, Kelly gives you the real man behind the mask, and beyond the bad-boy reputation.

WHEN

WHERE

Kimbell Art Museum
3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
http://www.kimbellart.org/

TICKET INFO

Admission is free.
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