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  1. Fire at Sea (2016)

    Director
    Gianfranco Rosi
    Subject
    Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (108 minutes), £6.99

    Situated 150 miles south of Sicily, Lampedusa has hit headlines as the first port of call for hundreds of thousands of African and Middle Eastern refugees hoping to make a new life in Europe. After spending...

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  2. Was Shakespeare English? (2016 Film)

    Director
    Alicia Maksimova
    Subject
    Shakespeare

    Documentary by Alicia Maksimova that explores the theory that Shakespeare was in fact the linguist John Florio, the son of Italian emigree Michelangelo Florio. She travels from Stratford-upon-Avon to...

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  3. Otello (Multimedia, Television, Video)

    aka: Othello

    Director
    Carmelo Bene
    Subject
    Drama

    Made-for-television avant garde version of Othello directed by Carmelo Bene.

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  4. La Tempesta - Shakespeare in Quarantena (Video)

    aka: The Tempest - Shakespeare in Quarantine

    Director
    Mark Di Giuseppe; Emanuela Ambrosino
    Subject
    Drama; Shakespeare

    Imaginative Italian adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, which is turned into an allegory for the Covid-19 lockdown. It is performed by 22 street performers, mostly from Naples, in their own...

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  5. Shakespeare in the Ghetto, The Ghetto in Shakespeare (Video)

    Subject
    History; Shakespeare

    Recording of an illustrated lecture by Professor Shaul Bassi (Ca’Foscari University of Venice) that looks at the Jewish ghetto in Venice in the 16th century and its representation in Shakespeare’s The...

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  6. Public Staging of Gender in Shakespearean Theatre, The (Video)

    Subject
    Drama; Shakespeare; Women’s studies

    Video recording. Lecture (in English) by Pamela Allen Brown ahead of the publication of her book, The Diva’s Gift to the Shakespearean Stage, which looks at the impact that European acting troupes...

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  7. Otello (Television)

    Director
    Claudio Fino
    Subject
    Drama; Shakespeare

    Italian TV version of the celebrated 1956 stage production by Vittorio Gassman of Shakespeare’s tragedy, translated into Italian by Salvatore Quasimodo. Gassman and Salvo Randone had originally alternated...

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  8. Juliet on Film -- 1916-1996 (Video)

    Subject
    Drama; Shakespeare

    Recording of an online lecture by Dr Anthony Quinn, introduced by Rossella M. Riccobono. The lecture includes analyses of the films made from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet by Francis X Bushman and John W...

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  9. Romeo and Juliet 1936 (Video)

    Subject
    Drama; Shakespeare

    Recording of an online lecture by Dr Anthony Quinn, introduced by Rossella M. Riccobono, that looks in detail at the 1936 MGM film adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet by George Cukor. Followed by...

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  10. Gamlet (Video)

    Subject
    Drama; Shakespeare

    Recording of a stage production that is presented as a form of ‘lecture performance’ by Dr Petra Bjelica, based on her PhD: ‘Let the other be: Hamlet-ideologemes in Dostoevsky’s Demons.' The...

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