The Shakespeare guide to Italy : retracing the Bard's unknown travels / Richard Paul Roe

Author(s): Roe, Richard Paul, 1922-2010
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Subjects: Italy--Description and travel
Italy--In literature
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Knowledge--Italy
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Criticism and interpretation
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: New York : Harper Perennial, c2011
LC Classification: P, PR
Physical Description: xviii, 309 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm
Table of Contents: List of Maps vii
Acknowledgments ix
Foreword xi
Introduction / Daniel L Wright xiii
Preface 1
ch. 1 . Romeo and Juliet 7
"Devoted Love in Verona"
ch. 2 . The Two Gentlemen of Verona---Part 1 35
"Sailing to Milan"
ch. 3 . The Two Gentlemen of Verona---Part 2 63
"Milan: Arrivals and Departures"
ch. 4 . The Taming of the Shrew 87
"Pisa to Padua"
ch. 5 . The Merchant of Venice---Part 1 115
"Venice: the City and the Empire"
ch. 6 . The Merchant of Venice---Part 2 141
"Venice: Trouble and Trial"
ch. 7 . Othello 159
"Strangers and Streets, Swords and Shoes"
ch. 8 . A Midsummer Night's Dream 179
"Midsummer in Sabbioneta"
ch. 9 . All's Well That Ends Well 189
"France and Florence"
ch. 10 . Much Ado About Nothing 217
"Misfortune in Messina"
ch. 11 . The Winter's Tale 245
"A Cruel Notion Resolved"
ch. 12 . The Tempest 297
"Island of Wind and Fire"
Epilogue 297
Bibliography 299
Notes: ISBN: 9780062074263
ISBN: 0062074261
Includes bibliographical references (p. [299]-309)
Contents: Romeo and Juliet, "Devoted love in Verona" -- The two gentlemen of Verona, part 1, "Sailing to Milan" -- The two gentlemen of Verona, part 2, "Milan: arrivals and departures" -- The taming of the shrew, "Pisa to Padua" -- The merchant of Venice, part 1, "Venice: the city and the empire" -- The merchant of Venice, part 2, "Venice: trouble and trial" -- Othello, "Strangers and streets, swords and shoes" -- A midsummer night's dream, "Midsummer in Sabbioneta" -- All's well that ends well, "France and Florence" -- Much ado about nothing, "Misfortune in Messina" -- The winter's tale, "A cruel notion resolved" -- The tempest ,"Island of wind and fire"
Summary: Using the text from Shakespeare's ten "Italian Plays," the author determined the exact locations of nearly every scene, recording them in a work that's a combination literary detective story and travelogue
OCLC Number: 703206613
ISBN/ISSN: 9780062074263