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. 

testimonials

I cannot thank you enough for your vision, organization and clear passion. This has been one of the most rewarding educational experiences of my life and I return home with many ideas for infusing more passion into my own teaching of Shakespeare.
Rachel Barnes, USA

The course was above and beyond my expectations. Bill is the most outstanding teacher. No one is better. Clear, knowledgeable, expert, living treasure. He encourages individuals to learn in their own way. He is inspirational. Having three wonderful teachers was outstanding. But having the group so intelligent and with so much life experience was an unexpected bonus. I loved the friendly, caring family atmosphere. It was a life changing two weeks for me and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Lyn Pierse, Australia

EVENTS

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May 19th - All Day
Summer School May 19 — June 2 Pizzo Calabro, Calabria, Italy

News

DEREK JACOBI AT TEMPLE CHURCH

'From Hamlet to Halifax.' Temple Church on Sun Nov 12th, our first fundraising for the new acting company

BRIGHTON AND HOVE HIGH SCHOOL

Brighton and Hove High School - We will again be leading Macbeth workshops in early October at Brighton and Hove High School for all year 9's. Oct 3rd

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