Shakespeare in Italy

Shakespeare in Italy seeks to enhance experience and international understanding of the works of Shakespeare and in particular appreciation of the influence of the Italian Renaissance, culture and philosophers on all his writing.

The Company aims to explore this with actors and artists through performance in the UK, Italy and beyond, as well as via a programme of education and outreach.

Shakespeare in Italy was founded by two former Royal Shakespeare Company actors, Julian Curry and Mary Chater in association with the Italian theatre manager, Sandro Pascucci.  Their aim was to create opportunities to explore - through performance and workshops with people young and old – the important influence of Italian culture on Shakespeare and his writing. 

The Company is now working to form permanent relationships with theatres both in the United Kingdom and Italy.  It also plans to work with British and Italian educational institutions and community groups, particularly those for whom English is their second language. 

News

Commedia dell'Arte workshop

Commedia dell'Arte workshop with Olly Crick open to all in Peterborough on August 22nd - FREE and a lot of fun! See link for details.

PADUA SUMMER SCHOOL 2017

This year's summer school attracted an enthusiastic group of participants from Holland, France, Canada, New Zealand and the UK.

Alien’s Order community theatre arts project gets Arts Council backing

Alien’s Order community theatre arts project gets Arts Council backing

Rhyme Time

Michele Brooker (East Sussex County Libraries) and Mary Chater are running an Arts Council funded literacy project every Wednesday at the Links Project in Hastings for refugee mothers and babies, called Rhyme Time.

BURSARY FOR PADUA SUMMER SCHOOL

DETAILS NOW AVAILABLE OF FULL BURSARY FOR PADUA SUMMER SCHOOL

testimonials

Italy, or the idea of Italy, had a strong hold on Shakespeare's imagination and I have been privileged to perform in some of his Italian plays. I am pleased to be patron of this new company, Shakespeare in Italy, which aims to explore and further illuminate these magnificent works.
Ralph Fiennes

It was an unforgettable, totally stimulating experience which, amongst many other things, has made me look at myself in a different light. Too late for me to apply to RADA, but setting up a play reading group has possibilities! It is a measure of the success of your organisation that such a disparate group of people, from across the world and the age spectrum, came together for two weeks in Italy and bonded with such energy and humour.
Jenny Robson, UK

EVENTS

Nov
12
Nov 12th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FROM HAMLET TO HALIFAX, SIR DEREK JACOBI IN CONVERSATION

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