The Shakespeare guide to Italy
Equal parts literary detective story and vivid travelogue, TheShakespeare Guide to Italy chronicles author Richard Paul Roe’sthirty-year quest to find the locations in which Shakespeare set his tenItalian plays—delivering a text which will forever change our understanding ofhow to read the Bard of Avon and irrevocably alter our vision of who WilliamShakespeare really was. More than 150 full-color images illustrate and enhanceRoe’s captivating narrative, illuminating his lifelong journey and shining alight into the depths of Shakespeare’s experiences in Italy. Until now,Shakespeare’s use of Italian backdrops—Romeo and Juliet’s Verona, Othello’sVenice, Much Ado About Nothing’s Messina, to name a few—has been thesource of controversy and conjecture. With The Shakespeare Guide to Italy,Roe’s meticulous study reveals the secrets that have eluded scholars forcenturies.
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