Tag Archives: Italy

Come, here is the map: Mercator at the British Library

Now available on the British Library’s Online Gallery of Virtual Books is the Mercator Map of Europe. You might assume from the name that it’s an early printed atlas, but this book is far more interesting than that. It was … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s Italian context

At least a couple of events relating Shakespeare and Italy are due to happen this year, one imminently in the UK and one, over the summer, in Italy itself. I’ve already written about the summer school due to take place in … Continue reading

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Shakespeare in Italy

  No sooner is Christmas Day over but we start to look forward to longer, warmer days, and here’s a suggestion – a fortnight in Italy at the height of summer, studying Shakespeare with some distinguished performers, educators and directors. And at … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Italy and the theatre

With so much going on in the World Shakespeare Festival at the moment it’s hard to keep up. I spent last week away, with no TV or internet access and just catching programmes I missed is quite a job.  One that … Continue reading

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