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|The critics rave about Shakespeare, Politics, and Italy It has┬ábeen 2 years now since my book Shakespeare, Politics, and Italy: Intertextuality on the Jacobean Stage came out and, after the usual time delay of academic book reviews, the response has been enthusiastic and encouraging. In the meantime, I have been busy working on a new volume about Shakes more... - 2011/08/27|
|“Of course, Shakespeare was Sicilian…” The┬áAdventures of a Shakespearean in the Mediterranean I hear it all the time: “Ah, you study Shakespeare and Italy? Well, then you know Shakespeare was Sicilian.” Others are more cautious: “my daughter’s teacher said Shakespeare was Sicilian, what do you think?”┬áBy n more... - 2009/12/13|
|And now a word from our (confused) sponsor… 1970s US Ad for the Alfa Romero [sic] “Here’s a┬áMan’s Car” The beautiful thing is not only┬áthat the┬ácar’s name is mispronounced every time, but the voiceover gets it wrong even when the screen shows the Alfa Romeo badge. The near front-end collision in the finale als more... - 2009/11/01|
|Shakespeare, Politics, and Italy: the new book Available from Ashgate in August, just in time for your/my beach reading They say that writing is a journey, not a destination, but everything has to come to an end. It’s an unique experience to be able to enjoy the pleasures of a Sicilian summer without the preoccupations of a book in progres more... - 2009/07/24|
|Cycling Deaths in Italy One┬áfatality a day, according to latest statistics I’d like to say the news is a surprise, but it isn’t. The newspaper La Repubblica reports this morning that the risk of death for Italian cyclists is 2.18%, higher even than the 1.96% attributed to the notoriously foolhardy category of more... - 2009/05/11|
|Obsolete Products, Up to date Prices ┬á Be careful with those sharp curves In Italy, shopkeepers still hope to sell you a Betamax at a profit One of the most surreal sights I’ve seen in Italy was a girl feeding a boy lasagna with a fork from the back of the Vespa he was driving. Yet weird Vespa experiences are not […] more... - 2009/05/08||
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