The Shakespeare Guide to Italy : Retracing the Bard's Unknown Travels, Paperback Book

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:
  • Category: Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800
  • ISBN: 9780062074263



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