Venice Revealed

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For centuries, Venice has fired the imaginations of painters, poets, composers--and millions of visitors. Join writer and historian Peter Ackroyd for an in-depth tour of the art, architecture, music, and theatre of Europe's most mysterious and seductive city. Here, the pale Mediterranean light reveals cityscapes as painted by Canaletto and Guardi, modern voices revive the soaring spirituality of Vivaldi's hymns, and Venetians still don disguises to revel and role-play at Carnival. Exploring private palazzos, magnificent churches, and winding alleyways, Ackroyd also discovers the truth beneath the artifice, where beauty masks terminal decay. He interviews preservationists now working desperately to rescue the city's treasures from the ravages of time and the sea. Always a perceptive critic and spellbinding storyteller, Ackroyd serves as the perfect guide for an unforgettable journey. An award-winning novelist and bestselling historian, Peter Ackroyd (London: The Biography) has written over 30 books and presented many TV documentaries. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

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For centuries, Venice has fired the imaginations of painters, poets, composers--and millions of visitors. Join writer and historian Peter Ackroyd for an in-depth tour of the art, architecture, music, and theatre of Europe's most mysterious and seductive city. Here, the pale Mediterranean light reveals cityscapes as painted by Canaletto and Guardi, modern voices revive the soaring spirituality of Vivaldi's hymns, and Venetians still don disguises to revel and role-play at Carnival. Exploring private palazzos, magnificent churches, and winding alleyways, Ackroyd also discovers the truth beneath the artifice, where beauty masks terminal decay. He interviews preservationists now working desperately to rescue the city's treasures from the ravages of time and the sea. Always a perceptive critic and spellbinding storyteller, Ackroyd serves as the perfect guide for an unforgettable journey. An award-winning novelist and bestselling historian, Peter Ackroyd (London: The Biography) has written over 30 books and presented many TV documentaries. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

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Watch Venice Revealed Season 1 Episode 4 - The City as Theatre

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s1e4 The City as Theatre
January 1, 2009
With a tradition of street theatre stretching back to commedia dell'arte, Venice has long attracted performers, playwrights, librettists, and filmmakers. As Ackroyd discovers, the city embraces theatrical artifice most fervently during Carnival, when Vene
Season Finale
Watch Venice Revealed Season 1 Episode 3 - The City as Music

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s1e3 The City as Music
January 1, 2009
Accompanied by British writer and researcher Micky White and other experts, Ackroyd delves into the work of the city's most famous composer, Antonio Vivaldi, discovering his music as an expression of the city's political, religious, and even commercial li
Watch Venice Revealed Season 1 Episode 1 - The City as Architecture
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Watch Venice Revealed Season 1 Episode 2 - The City as Art
s1e2 The City as Art
January 1, 2009
January 1, 2009
The City as Art
Watch Venice Revealed Season 1 Episode 3 - The City as Music
s1e3 The City as Music
January 1, 2009
January 1, 2009
The City as Music
Watch Venice Revealed Season 1 Episode 4 - The City as Theatre
s1e4 The City as Theatre
January 1, 2009
January 1, 2009
The City as Theatre
Season Finale

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