Eleonora Duse

From 5 March to 9 April, 2024
Venice, Carlo Goldoni’s House

Curated by Maria Ida Biggi and Piermario Vescovo
In collaboration with
Istituto Internazionale per la Ricerca Teatrale


To mark the 100th anniversary of Eleonora Duse’s death, the Carlo Goldoni Museum House, with the Istituto Internazionale per la Ricerca Teatrale, is organising encounters and initiatives to explore not only specific themes but above all stress important transversal connections.

Firstly, from 5 March 2024, an exhibition of panels will present the distinctive achievement of a revolutionary artist, whose work is a landmark in the theatre of her time as well as Italian culture in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It will be based on documents in the Duse Archive of the Istituto per il Teatro della Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice.



      • Tuesday, 5 March 2024, h. 17.30
        Monica Centanni, Filippo Perfetti and the editorial staff of the journal “Engramma” will present a rich monographic issue devoted to Giovanni Testori, Scrittura e figura


      • Wednesday, 13 March 2024, h. 17.30
        Presentation of Mirella Schino’s new book, Eleonora Duse. Storia e immagini di una rivoluzione teatrale (Carocci, Rome 2024). With Maria Ida Biggi and Marianna Zannoni


      • Tuesday, 19 March 2024, h. 17.30
        Screening of the film “S’io ti fiammeggio nel caldo d’amore”, made to mark the Year of Dante 2021. With Paola Bigatto and Marianna Zannoni


      • Tuesday, 26 March 2024, h. 17.30
        Carlo Goldoni himself will be involved with one of his most famous comedies, La locandiera, uniting the name of Duse, who performed in it, with that of the actress for whom it was written, Maddalena Marliani. With Marzia Pieri and Giulia Tellini


      • Tuesday, 9 April 2024, h. 17.30
        Presentation of Claudio Vicentini’s new book Storia della recitazione teatrale. Dal mondo antico alla scena digitale (Marsilio, Venice 2023). With Maria Ida Biggi and Piermario Vescovo; in conjunction with the PhD course in History of the Arts of the Università Ca’ Foscari of Venice


Admission upon invitation