Shakespeare in Italy summer school Florence

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[from Mary Chater]

Shakespeare in Italy Summer School, Florence, July 6-19

5 per cent Early Bird discount on all bookings received with €400.00 deposit before February 15

Shakespeare in Italy’s 5th summer school will be held this year at the British Institute in Florence from July 6 – 19.

The summer school gives participants the rare opportunity to work with tutors who are leaders in their field in the UK theatre world. Royal Shakespeare Company and Globe directors Lucy Bailey and Chris Luscombe will lead work on Julius Caesar and Romeo and Juliet and acclaimed actor/director Philip Franks on The Two Gentlemen of Verona.

Last year in Pizzo Calabro we had a wonderful group, ranging in age from 18 to 95. Everyone took part in putting scenes on their feet but in past years some people have wanted to participate from the comfort of their seats. Both approaches are welcome!

Our course is practical, not academic, and it is open to all, the only proviso being that you speak English fluently.

Reg Grouse aged 95 joined us for a third time last year from Melbourne where he teaches Shakespeare to a U3A group.

The benefits are innumerable and people have a lot of fun as well as gaining great theatrical insight into the texts. Contact with any questions.

Don’t delay booking because hotel rooms in Florence go like hot cakes! If you would like to take part, please email me soon. I will provide the details needed to make a deposit and save a place on the course.

Don’t forget if we receive this before February 15 you will receive a 5 per cent Early Bird discount!

With many thanks and best wishes from Mary Chater ( a founder of the company)

Shakespeare in Italy – ‘country and playwright – exploring the relationship through performance.’ – new website is on the way

+44 (0) 1273 285377 or +44 (0) 7493757302


“I liked the full time schedule with the small breaks and the fact I learned so much in two weeks.” Cecilia Trujillo, Harvard undergrad

“I want to thank you for organising a very stimulating fortnight. It was great fun as well as being inspiring. Meantime I’m re-reading the plays. I think I’m hooked!” Leslie Clack, France

“It is hard to imagine a more perfect pitch in terms of challenging vs. accessible.
I wanted something humanistic and intellectual and emotional. In every way my hopes and expectations were exceeded. I would say it was exactly what I had hoped for, except that it was much, much more.” John Bergez, USA