Verona, Italy

Shakespeare and the Mediterranean

when 27 July 2021 - 3 August 2021
language English
duration 1 week
credits 6 EC

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 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 course is organised as a cycle of lectures and workshops over a week.

Target group

Group A


1) Graduate students (MA and PhD) in Humanities (e.g.: Literary Studies, Shakespeare Studies, Theatre and Performance Studies, History, Philosophy, Anthropology, Media and Film Studies, Cultural Studies, Art, Modern Languages etc.);
2) Candidates holding an MA or PhD degree in Humanities;
3) English literature schoolteachers.

Group B:
1) Students and graduates in Conservatoires and equivalent Acting Schools;
2) Candidates with adequate performing experience.

Fee info

EUR 0: Admission will be free for:
- University of Verona students: first 12 eligible applications
- Queen Mary University of London: first 2 eligible applications
- GSA, University of Surrey: first 2 eligible applications
EUR 200: standard fee