Shakespeare and the Mediterranean
International Summer School in Verona
Romeo and Juliet
July 27 - August 3, 2021
Since classical antiquity, the Mediterranean has been a breeding ground for cultural formation and transformation, extraordinarily capitalised on by Shakespeare, who set many of his plays there, re-elaborating narratives, cultural models, theatregrams, epistemological perspectives, and visual and material art forms. In turn, Italy and the other Mediterranean cultures are nowadays responding to the aesthetic and cultural stimuli of those plays, with ever new interpretations and reinterpretations.
SaM Summer School will approach Shakespeare and the Mediterranean from a double perspective that integrates source studies and performance studies: from the Mediterranean sources of Shakespeare to Shakespeare as a source of new adaptations and rewritings in the heart of the Mediterranean. This first edition will concentrate on Romeo and Juliet in a Mediterranean context.
The Summer School is open to university students, teachers, and performers. Participants are free to choose in-person or remote attendance. Participants will be divided into two groups:
- 1) Master’s and Doctoral students, as well as schoolteachers (Group A).
- 2) Acting School students and graduates as well as performers (Group B).
The summer school is designed as a cycle of lectures and workshops offered in a face-to-face environment or as synchronous online teaching. Participants are free to choose the most suitable mode. It also includes online learning activities before and after the live classes (Blended mode).
On July 24 and 25 the first edition of the Verona Shakespeare Fringe Festival (VSFF) will take place at the Teatro Scientifico. The festival is part of the Summer School. On July 26 the interviews with the artists will take place. Students may assist to the festival on site or online
The Summer School will admit up to 50 participants (25 for Group A and 25 for Group B).
Classes will be held in English (Group A) and Italian and English (Group B). Minimum attendance: 80%, on site or online.
Applications are now open and will close on June 4, 2021.
Admitted candidates will be notified by June 11, 2021 and the deadline for the tuition fee is by June 18, 2021.
Students in Group A will be provided with reading materials by June 28, 2021. An entrance test on general knowledge about Shakespeare and, in particular, Romeo and Juliet, will be held on July 27, 2021. End-of-course essays will be due by August 13, 2021.
Valentina Adami (University of Verona)
Guido Avezzù (University of Verona)
Chiara Battisti (University of Verona)
Jaq Bessell (GSA, University of Surrey)
Silvia Bigliazzi (University of Verona)
John Blondell (Westmont College and Lit Moon
Theatre Company, Santa Barbara, California)
Simona Brunetti (University of Verona)
Andrea Coppone (Performer)
Sidia Fiorato (University of Verona)
Felice Gambin (University of Verona)
Jason Lawrence (University of Hull)
David Lucking (University of Salento)
Fabio Mangolini (actor and director)
Eric Nicholson (New York University Florence)
Erika Schipa (dancer, performer and dance teacher)
Emanuel Stelzer (University of Verona)
Savina Stevanato (University of Roma Tre)
Tzachi Zamir (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Roberta Zanoni (University of Verona)
In collaboration with:
Under the auspices of:
AIA – Associazione Italiana di Anglistica
Comune di Verona