Coordinated events: Shakespeare and the memory of Rome (7-20 April 2016)

What: “Shakespeare and the memory of Rome”

Where: Different locations in Rome

When: 7-20 April 2016


A very important international conference (or better a set of coordinated events) is soon going to take place in Rome: “Shakespeare e la memoria di Roma”. The three public universities of Rome, together with the municipality, propose a series of events on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare from April 7 to April 20 2016. The focus will be on the presence of the city of Rome in many of his masterpieces: Titus Andronicus, The Rape of Lucrece, Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus, Cymbeline.

On April 14th, at the RomaTre University (Via Ostiense 161), there will be a continuous projection of parts of movies entitled: “A Place Calling Itself Rome”, as weel as a conference in the AULA MAGNA: 

Ombre di Roma/Ghosts of Rome – morning (Maria Del Sapio Garbero, Università Roma Tre, The Ruined Arch: Rome’s Body and Memory in Titus Andronicus; Andrew Hadfield, University of Sussex, Shakespeare, Rome and the Urban Imagination in Early Modern England, John Gillies, University of Essex, Primal Scene and Brave New Worlds in Shakespeare, Peter Holland, University of Nôtre Dame, Seeing Shakespeare’s Rome) and  La scena dell’io/Performing the Self – afternoon (Andrew Gurr, University of Reading, Headless Coriolanus, Richard Wilson, Kingston University, A Broken Coriolanus: Eliot’s March on Rome, Ramie Targoff, Brandeis University, Fashioning Death in Verona and Egypt, Daniela Guardamagna, Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”, The Vision of Lucrece in Early Modern Poetry). 

The events are so many and so interesting that we warmly reccommend to have a look at the official website.

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