A Venetian Story: The Butcher of Venice

This is a story of a long time ago, full of darkness and full of terror. In those years, the city of Venice was always covered by a thick layer of mist. Still, people used to carry on their lives without reckoning with what was going on around them. Merchants were busy with their trading, priests and monks were focused on collecting golden treasures and … Continua a leggere A Venetian Story: The Butcher of Venice

Brodskij in Venice

The famous poet Josif Brodskij had a special relationship with our marvellous city, Venice. He dedicated to his favorite city the best prose that he wrote: Watermark (in Italian, Fondamenta degli Incurabili). He was born in Leningrad, but due to his ideas he had been exiled and thus spent many years travelling around the world. During this period he visited Venice over 17 times, but always … Continua a leggere Brodskij in Venice

The Merchant of Venice: a conversation with Rachel Pickup and Dorothea Myer-Bennet

Lucia: Jonathan told us that tonight is going be the last show. Rachel: Yes: We have done 103 shows including last year. This year we have done 71 shows. Dorothea: We’ve been in London, Liverpool, China and in America.. Leaticia: Do you have different feelings performing the same play in different places? Rachel: Yes, definitely. Our audience is so different. We’ve done two shows here. … Continua a leggere The Merchant of Venice: a conversation with Rachel Pickup and Dorothea Myer-Bennet

The Merchant of Venice: a conversation with the director Jonathan Munby

The day after attending Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice” at Teatro Goldoni, we students from Linea 20 were given the chance to have a chat with the director and some actors from the play. Here is our interview. Elena: So, what was your approach to the original text? Did you change something? Jonathan Munby: I have made some cuts, but not many. I have stuck … Continua a leggere The Merchant of Venice: a conversation with the director Jonathan Munby