The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0317  Thursday, 1 December 2011


From:         Andrew Moran <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         November 29, 2011 6:26:37 PM EST

Subject:      Shakespeare Programs in Italy


Dr. Gregory Roper and Dr. Andrew Moran of the University of Dallas invite you to join them in Rome next summer for "Shakespeare's Baroque Rome," for adults, or "Shakespeare in Italy," for high school students. 


"Shakespeare's Baroque Rome" is an eleven-day program (June 27-July 8, 2012) in which teachers, graduate students, and other lovers of Shakespeare will study his late works in light of Baroque art and architecture. The course takes place at the University of Dallas' lovely Rome campus, and three hours of 5000-level credit are a possibility. Almost every day will include seminars, excursions around Rome, and time for wine at the forno patio, walks around the vineyard, and conversation at the cappuccino bar. For more information please visit


In "Shakespeare in Italy" (July 9-26, 2012) high school students earn three hours of college credit by studying three of Shakespeare's Italian plays, Julius Caesar, The Merchant of Venice, and The Taming of the Shrew, and touring Rome most every day except for a four-day trip to Venice and Padua. The plays not only lead the students to consider questions of love, honor, freedom, and self-government but also introduce them to Italy, where each city becomes another classroom. Small group discussions and writing tutorials prepare students for college. For more information, please visit


Andrew Moran

Assistant Professor of English

University of Dallas

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