Shakespeare in Italy Episode 1 - Land of Love (BBC documentary)

DOI: 10.5040/9781350997257.01

Duration: 0:52:07

  • Shakespeare in Italy Episode 1 - Land of Love 0:52:07

Shakespeare was in love with Italy. A third of his plays are set in the country. For the Elizabethan playwright, it was the stage on which to explore his greatest themes - love and war, fidelity and betrayal, and above all, politics - and a treasure house of legend and stories that fuelled his imagination. Combining Italian travelogue with revelations about the bard's most famous works, Francesco da Mosto visits the spectacular locations, traces the Italian myths and reveals how a long dead, foreign playwright's imagination continues to influence and shape real Italian cities, even now.


Executive Producer: Basil Comely (The Art of America, Seven Ages of Britain); Presenter: Francesco da Mosto.

Distributed under licence from Educational Publishers LLP

From Shakespeare in Italy


BBC Video

William Shakespeare

ISBN: 9781350997257

Series: BBC Drama Films and Documentaries