The Shakespeare Guide to Italy : Retracing the Bard's Unknown Travels Paperback
Equal parts literary detective story and vivid travelogue, TheShakespeare Guide to Italy chronicles author Richard Paul Roe'sthirty-year quest to find the locations in which Shakespeare set his tenItalian plays-delivering a text which will forever change our understanding ofhow to read the Bard of Avon and irrevocably alter our vision of who WilliamShakespeare really was.
More than 150 full-color images illustrate and enhanceRoe's captivating narrative, illuminating his lifelong journey and shining alight into the depths of Shakespeare's experiences in Italy.
Until now,Shakespeare's use of Italian backdrops-Romeo and Juliet's Verona, Othello'sVenice, Much Ado About Nothing's Messina, to name a few-has been thesource of controversy and conjecture.
With The Shakespeare Guide to Italy,Roe's meticulous study reveals the secrets that have eluded scholars forcenturies.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 336 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- Publication Date: 05/12/2011
- Category: Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800
- ISBN: 9780062074263