Shakespeare in Italy

Starting date
January 1, 2018
Duration (months)
Foreign Languages and Literatures
Managers or local contacts
Bigliazzi Silvia
Shakespeare, Italy, reception, adaptation, festival, censorship

The project explores the reception of Shakespeare in Italy in the twentieth century and the new millennium. It includes the edition of hitherto unpublished promptbooks (e.g. Julius Caesar, 1935; Coriolanus, The Merchant of Venice,1930s), and study of Shakespeare festivals within the European context. It also includes the construction of open-access digital archives collecting relevant material.

Project participants

Silvia Bigliazzi
Full Professor
Sidia Fiorato
Associate Professor
Roberta Zanoni
Teaching Assistant
Title Authors Year
Shakespeare and Crisis. One Hundred Years of Italian Narratives Bigliazzi, Silvia 2020
Julius Caesar 1935. Shakespeare and Censorship in Fascist Italy. Bigliazzi, S. 2019


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