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.
Students in Group A will be provided with reading materials by 25 August. A test on this material will be held on September 11, 2020. End-of-course essays will be due by September 30, 2020.
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).
Applications are now open and will close on July 31, 2020.
Admitted candidates will be notified by August 7, 2020 and the deadline for the tuition fee is August 18, 2020.
University of Verona students: first 12 eligible applications: no fee.
Number of ECTS credits: 6
Students will receive a certificate of attendance