Tag Archives: Portia
a Venetian jewelry casket from about 1590 - perhaps this is the casket we should imagine....

How did they (stage the casket scene) in The Merchant of Venice

    In Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, Portia’s father has left a riddle for any potential suitor. To Win Portia’s hand in marriage the suitors must choose from three Caskets – one of gold, one silver and one lead. (Anyone who has ever read a fairy tale will be able to hazard a guess […]

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Julius Caesar

Year of Shakespeare: Julius Caesar

This post is part of Year of Shakespeare, a project documenting the World Shakespeare Festival, the greatest celebration of Shakespeare the world has ever seen.   Julius Caesar, I Termini Company, dir. Andrea Barraco, 1 May 2012, at The Globe, London By Sonia Massai, King’s College London Andrea Baracco and Vincenzo Manna’s adaptation of Julius […]

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Another liner pollutes Venice

Walking Shakespeare’s Venice 6: Can Shakespeare Save Venice?

In my earlier posts I shared the joy of walking around Venice with Shakespeare’s lovers. As a conclusion of this series, instead of focussing on a specific site, I want to point out that Venice should not be taken for granted. Far from feeding some of the most apocalyptic scenarios about Venice sinking and vanishing […]

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