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Author Goodman, Jessica Mary, 1985-
Title Goldoni in Paris : La Gloire et le Malentendu / Jessica Goodman.
Imprint Corby : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Edition First edition.

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Author Goodman, Jessica Mary, 1985-
Series Oxford Modern Languages and Literature Monographs
Oxford modern languages and literature monographs.
Subject Goldoni, Carlo, 1707-1793 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Goldoni, Carlo, 1707-1793 -- Homes and haunts -- France -- Paris.
Description 1 online resource (224 pages).
Edition First edition.
Summary 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 Comedie-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, Jessica Goodman sheds new light on both his experience and critical reactions to that experience. A key part of this contextualisation is an examination of contemporary Comedie-Italienne archives, resulting in the most comprehensive existing account of this oft-neglected theatre and its authorial relations in the period. When material and artistic conditions at the Comedie-Italienne thwarted the self-fashioning strategies Goldoni had developed in Italy, he turned his attention to other areas of French life; notably the court and the Comedie-Francaise.0Yet despite relative success in this regard, his career as an eclectic homme de lettres was lost in translation to posterity. In his French Memoires, he constructed the claim of Parisian glory according to an out-dated understanding of what it meant to succeed in the French literary field, focusing predominantly on the power of Comedie-Francaise success. Ultimately, this construction was a failure: in modern France, Goldoni is remembered as a famous foreigner, not the consecrated French litterateur he believed he had become.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Goldoni in Paris: La Gloire et le Malentendu; Copyright; Dedication; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Abbreviations; A. LIBRARY ABBREVIATIONS; B. BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ABBREVIATIONS; I. Journals; II. Multi-Volume Works and Special Editions; Comedie-Italienne Timeline; Goldoni Timeline; Prologue; Introduction; A. An author, a theatre, a city; B. LA GLOIRE; C. MISUNDERSTANDING A MALENTENDU?; D. METHODS AND SOURCES; 1: The Strange Case of Carlo Goldoni; A. Goldoni, celebrated Venetian author; I. Becoming an Author in Venice; II. Authorship as ̀mestiere; III. A ̀poeta di teatro
IV. The Author as Symbolic FigureB. The invitation to Paris; I.A Historical Unknown; II. Goldonis Acceptance; C. Disappointment and departure; I. Frustration and Failure; II. Writing Home; 2: Mapping Theatrical Paris; A. The Geography of Theatrical Paris; B. Mapping theatrical hierarchies; I. Administrative and Social Hierarchies; II. Literary Hierarchy; C. Commerce and competition; I. Anatomy of a Theatre Audience; II. Subventions, societes, Debts, and recettes; III. Competition: a Day-to-Day Struggle; D. Moving the goalposts; I. New Genres, New Rules; II. The Threat of the Boulevard.
3: Being an Author in Eighteenth-Century TheatreA. The author and the cultural field; I. Forms of Capital in the Cultural Field; II. The Individual Trajectory; B. Capital and the theatrical field; I. The History of the Theatrical Field; II. The Comedie-Francaise Standard; III. The Comedie-Italienne: Towards a New Notion of Property; C. Six authors in search of a career; I. Six Theatrical Careers; II. Time, Money, and Symbolic Capital; 4: The Rules of the Game: Authorship at the Comedie-Italienne; A. Comedie-Italienne authors: two early stars; I. Luigi Riccoboni, capocomico.
II. Pierre MarivauxB. The official line: the author in the reglements; I. Early Regulations on Authorship; II. Repertoire Management: a Two-Pronged Attack; III. Emulation or Repertoire Theft?; IV. Respect and Value; C. An authors inconsistent lot; I. The Commercial Comedie-Italienne?; II. Grandees and Minor Scribblers; III. A French Counterpoint; D. Revisiting Goldoni: his role and his impact; I. Goldoni, Comedie-Italienne Author; II. Ùn chef toujours present; III. Novelty and Posterity; 5: Goldonis Dilemma: Authorship and Authority; A. Authorship and anonymity.
I. Improvisation as AuthorshipII. Whose Title Is It Anyway?; III. The acteur-auteur; IV. Ànon in Literature; B. Text as authority (i): Don Robertos will; I. Power Games; II. The Death of the Author; III. The Birth of the Director?; C. Text as authority (ii): the temporality of authorship; I. The Model of the lazzo; II. The Power of Print; III. ̀Goldoni: Exploiting the Brand; 6: Goldonis Parisian Career; A. Success at the Comedie-Italienne; I. Pleasing the Public; II. Critical Acclaim; B. Beyond the Hotel de Bourgogne; I. Society; II. Other Literary Activity; C. Goldonis malentendus.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 19, 2017).
ISBN 9780192516688 (electronic bk.)
019251668X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 976434206
Additional Format Print version: Goodman, Jessica. Goldoni in Paris. La Gloire et le Malentendu. Corby : Oxford University Press 2017 9780198796626 (OCoLC)955313462

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