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Walking Shakespeare’s Venice – The Moors of Venice

Today it is hot, humid and overcast in Venice. Fewer people are tempted by the beach so the tourists flood the streets even more than usual, and I wade through the throng to find an answer to a question that Shakespeare must have asked himself four centuries ago. If Othello is “the Moor of Venice”, […]

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Walking Shakespeare’s Venice

One of the pleasures of living in Venice is that many interesting people come to visit, and if you are lucky you get to meet them. Some of them are also fascinated by the Shakespeare connection and are curious to find out more about the place that inspired two of his most topical plays, The […]

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“The play’s the thing”

Back in April I posted a blog about a talented group of Italian students who devised their own take on ‘Romeo and Juliet’ – see http://bloggingshakespeare.com/i-talk-of-dreams During their stay in Stratford the students told me about their plan to tackle ‘Hamlet’ as their next theatrical venture.  I showed them some photos of past productions, and talked with […]

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