Sharing Shakespeare - Shakespeare in Italy

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Shakespeare in Italy is a charity dedicated to advancing the arts, specifically drama, for the benefit of all.

Our aim is to enliven the experience of Shakespeare’s Italian plays with an exciting mix of British realism and Italian intensity to share with everyone.

Here's our new online platform to entertain and stimulate during the lockdown - #playreadings #sonnetslams #pubquizzes and much more -

Come join us for some fun!

The new company will continue to explore this through performances in the UK, Italy and beyond after the pandemic as well as via a programme of education and outreach in schools, community centres, prisons and theatres.

Our first production will be in 2021 - a new small scale version of the original text called 'A Merchant of Venice' adapted and directed by RSC Honorary Associate Artist Bill Alexander. It will be at The Playground Theatre, Latimer Road, W10 6RQ in North Kensington.

Bill led a Masterclass with former #DramaStudioLondon students on March 2nd from 2 - 4.30 with the last half hour for questions at The Playground Theatre. - 2 minute teaser for the show - Bill's 5 minute interview   - 24 minute Masterclass edit scenes from the play 2017

 Our 6th international summer school would have taken place this year in beautiful Cagli theatre in Marche on the Adriatic side of Italy from June 26 - July 4th. Dame Janet Suzman was to lead 3 days on As You Like It and Emma Lucia Hands the module on A Midsummer Night's Dream. Please see Education - Summer School on our website for the pdf with details of past courses. 

Two former Royal Shakespeare Company actors, Julian Curry and Mary Chater in association with the Italian theatre manager, Sandro Pascucci,  founded the company which is managed by a board of Trustees. Our patrons are Ralph Fiennes, Ian McKellen and Judi Dench.

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