Shakespeare in Italy

For the Elizabethan playwright, William Shakespeare, Italy was the stage on which to explore his greatest themes; love and war, fidelity and betrayal - above all, politics - and a treasure house of legend and stories that fueled his imagination. In this two part series, Francesco da Mosto travels to Verona, Venice and Rome, revealing the beautiful locations, myths and Italian stories that inspired some of Shakespeare's most well-known plays.
Land of LoveRunning Time: 0:52:00

For the Elizabethan playwright, William Shakespeare, Italy was the stage on which to explore his greatest themes; love and war, fidelity and betrayal - above all, politics - and a treasure house of legend and stories that fueled his imagination. In this two part series, Francesco da Mosto travels to Verona, Venice and Rome, revealing the beautiful locations, myths and Italian stories that inspired some of Shakespeare's most well-known plays.

Land of FortuneRunning Time: 0:52:00

For the Elizabethan playwright, William Shakespeare, Italy was the stage on which to explore his greatest themes; love and war, fidelity and betrayal - above all, politics - and a treasure house of legend and stories that fueled his imagination. In this two part series, Francesco da Mosto travels to Verona, Venice and Rome, revealing the beautiful locations, myths and Italian stories that inspired some of Shakespeare's most well-known plays.

Series SKUSI
Video Programs2
SubjectsEnglish, English Literature, Shakespeare, Art History
Supplemental Files1
Released2014
Produced By BBC
Copyright ©2014 BBC
Grade Levels10th Grade through Post Secondary
MARC Records for SI
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