The Shakespeare Guide to Italy (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
336
Utgivningsdatum
2011-12-05
Förlag
HarperPerennial
Illustratör/Fotograf
black & white line drawings black & white illustrations, colour illustrations maps
Illustrationer
black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, black & white line drawings, maps
Dimensioner
241 x 177 x 25 mm
Vikt
943 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780062074263
The Shakespeare Guide to Italy (häftad)

The Shakespeare Guide to Italy

Retracing the Bard's Unknown Travels

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Richard Paul Roe spent more than twenty years traveling the length and breadth of Italy to seek out and document the exact locations in which Shakespeare set his ten Italian Plays. Using as his compass only the exact lines spoken by characters in each play, Roe succeeded in pinpointing the location of nearly every scene in "Romeo and Juliet", "Two Gentlemen of Verona", "The Merchant of Venice", and others - and his captivating narrative of travel and scholarship reveals surprises about "A Midsummer Night's Dream", "The Tempest", and more, that will revolutionize the way we read Shakespeare. An introduction by the author's daughter, Hilary Roe Metternich, gives a behind-the-scenes look at her father's passion for the Bard and the lengths to which he went in pursuit of answers; and the copiously annotated, lavishly illustrated guide - including more than 150 maps, photographs, and paintings - makes for a richly compelling, deeply thought-provoking, and endlessly inspiring journey through Shakespeare's Italy.
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  • Shakespeare Guide to Italy

    Richard Paul Roe

    Richard Paul Roe spent more than twenty years traveling the length and breadth of Italy on a literary quest of unparalleled significance.Using the text from Shakespeares ten Italian Plays as his only compass, Roe determined the exact locations of ...

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"A fascinating look at a largely untouched aspect of Shakespeare's identity and influences. Recommended for Shakespeare enthusiasts and scholars as well as travelers looking for a new perspective, this is also particularly intriguing as a companion to specific plays." -- Library Journal (starred review) "An exceptionally entertaining, enlightening, and handsome companion for a thrillingly literate Italian sojourn." -- Booklist "Exciting, original, and convincing...This book is essential reading for all concerned with who really wrote the works of Shakespeare. A thrilling journey of discovery." -- Sir Derek Jacobi "This is a revolutionary and revelatory book, part thrilling detective story and part sober scholarly treatise." -- Michael York, Shakespearean actor of stage and screen and co-author of A Shakespearean Actor Prepares "This represents a hugely significant intervention in the study of Shakespeare and his dramatic works." -- Dr. William Leahy, Head of the School of Arts, Shakespeare Authorship Studies, Brunel University "Unless someone can prove him wrong, anyone who claims to have written the plays of Shakespeare needs to show some Italian travel documents." -- Mark Rylance, Founding Artistic Director, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London

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In addition to executing a private legal practice for more than forty years, Richard Paul Roe undertook a lifelong study of Shakespeare's Italian Plays. A recipient of degrees in English literature and European history from the University of California at Berkeley, as well as a juris doctor summa cum laude from the Southwestern University School of Law, he lived in Pasadena, California, until his death in 2010.