Ted Emery

Italian Senior Lecturer



Ted is the author of a monograph, "Goldoni As Librettist: Theatrical Reform and the drammi giocosi per musica" (Peter Lang, 1991) and with Albert Bermel has published a volume of plays by Carlo Gozzi, "Five Tales for the Theatre" (University of Chicago Press, 1989). These translations have appeared widely in professional performances in regional theatres, off-Broadway, and in a Broadway production of "The Green Bird" directed by Julie Taymor. Emery has published articles on Goldoni, Gozzi, Pietro Chiari, Giacomo Casanova, and Lorenzo Da Ponte. He has appeared as commentator on Casanova on the A&E Network's "Biography" program, and on a History Channel special, "The History of Sex."


Areas of Expertise
  • 18th-century Italian and Venetian theater
  • 18th-century autobiography (Goldoni, Gozzi, and Casanova)
  • pera and opera libretti as a theatrical genre
  • B.A. Trinity College (Connecticut) 1979
  • M.A. Brown University 1983
  • Ph.D. Brown University 1985

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