Coordinated events: Shakespeare and the memory of Rome (7-20 April 2016)

What: “Shakespeare and the memory of Rome”

Where: Different locations in Rome

When: 7-20 April 2016

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A very important international conference (or better a set of coordinated events) is soon going to take place in Rome: “Shakespeare e la memoria di Roma”. The three public universities of Rome, together with the municipality, propose a series of events on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare from April 7 to April 20 2016. The focus will be on the presence of the city of Rome in many of his masterpieces: Titus Andronicus, The Rape of Lucrece, Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus, Cymbeline.

On April 14th, at the RomaTre University (Via Ostiense 161), there will be a continuous projection of parts of movies entitled: “A Place Calling Itself Rome”, as weel as a conference in the AULA MAGNA: 

Ombre di Roma/Ghosts of Rome – morning (Maria Del Sapio Garbero, Università Roma Tre, The Ruined Arch: Rome’s Body and Memory in Titus Andronicus; Andrew Hadfield, University of Sussex, Shakespeare, Rome and the Urban Imagination in Early Modern England, John Gillies, University of Essex, Primal Scene and Brave New Worlds in Shakespeare, Peter Holland, University of Nôtre Dame, Seeing Shakespeare’s Rome) and  La scena dell’io/Performing the Self – afternoon (Andrew Gurr, University of Reading, Headless Coriolanus, Richard Wilson, Kingston University, A Broken Coriolanus: Eliot’s March on Rome, Ramie Targoff, Brandeis University, Fashioning Death in Verona and Egypt, Daniela Guardamagna, Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”, The Vision of Lucrece in Early Modern Poetry). 

The events are so many and so interesting that we warmly reccommend to have a look at the official website.

EVENTS

THEATRE

Saturday, 9 April 2016

8.30 pm

Teatro Palladium (Università Roma Tre)

Piazza Bartolomeo Romano, 8

Of Ruin, Time, and Beauty. Shakespeare and the Destiny of Rome

Music, dance, and drama performance inspired by the Roman plays

by Luca Aversano

(reservation required)

To be performed again at Teatro Palladium on Sunday 10 April at 6.00 pm (reservation required)

***

Monday, 11 April 2016

7.00 pm

A Journey through the Imperial Fora with Julius Caesar

(with a special opening of the Forum of Caesar)

A theatrical experiment in Rome’s archaeological sites

directed by Marcello Cava

(reservation required)

***

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

7.00 pm

A Journey through the Imperial Fora with Julius Caesar

(with a special opening of the Forum of Caesar)

A theatrical experiment in Rome’s archaeological sites

directed by Marcello Cava

(reservation required)

***

Thursday, 14 April 2016

8.30 pm

Teatro di Villa Torlonia

Via Lazzaro Spallanzani, 1/A

 

Of Ruin, Time, and Beauty. Shakespeare and the Destiny of Rome

Music, dance, and drama performance inspired by the Roman plays

by Luca Aversano

(reservation required)

***

Friday, 15 April 2016

8.30 pm

Teatro Palladium (Università Roma Tre)

Piazza Bartolomeo Romano, 8

 

Apprehending Rome: the City in the English Mind’s Eye

A performance/reading by the London Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre devised and conducted by Patrick Spottiswoode (Director of Shakespeare’s Globe Education, London) and Andrew Hadfield (University of Sussex)

Musical contributions by Carocoro directed by the chorus master Eduardo Notrica

(reservation required)

***

Saturday, 16 April 2016

7.00 pm

A Journey through the Imperial Fora with Julius Caesar

(with a special opening of the Forum of Caesar)

A theatrical experiment in Rome’s archaeological sites

directed by Marcello Cava

(reservation required)

***

CINEMA

Thursday, 7 April 2016

10.30 am

Sapienza Università di Roma

Aula Magna, Rettorato

P.le Aldo Moro, 5

Cesare deve morire (Caesar Must Die)

by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani (Italy, 2012)

Film screening with the participation of the theatre director Fabio Cavalli and a number of the film’s actors

***

Monday, 11 April 2016

1.00 pm

Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”

Macroarea di Lettere e Filosofia

Edificio B, Aula Moscati

Via Columbia, 1

Coriolanus, directed by Ralph Fiennes (UK, 2011)

 

***

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

9.00 pm

Casa del Cinema

Largo Marcello Mastroianni, 1

Screening of a collage of silent films inspired by Shakespeare

by Giorgio Gosetti

***

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

9.00 pm

Casa del Cinema

Largo Marcello Mastroianni, 1

Titus Andronicus, directed by Julie Taymor (USA, 1999)

***

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Università Roma Tre

Via Ostiense 161

Collage Film-Loop

“A Place Calling Itself Rome”

***

Friday, 15 April 2016

9.00 pm

Casa del Cinema

Largo Marcello Mastroianni, 1

Julius Caesar, directed by Stuart Burge (GB, 1970)

***

Sunday, 17 April 2016

6.30 pm

Casa del Cinema

Largo Marcello Mastroianni, 1

Coriolanus, directed by Josie Rourke

National Theatre Live’s 2014 broadcast of the Donmar Warehouse (GB) production,

courtesy of the British Council Italy

 

***

CONCERTS

Monday, 11 April 2016

4.00 pm

Accademia dell’Arcadia

Piazza Sant’Agostino, 8

Arias and duets by Rossini, Bellini and Verdi

from operas inspired by Shakespeare

performed by the students of Conservatorio Santa Cecilia

 

***

Friday, 15 April 2016

1.30 pm

Sapienza Università di Roma

Facoltà di Lettere e filosofia

Aula 1

P.le Aldo Moro, 5

 

Such Sweet Thunder by Duke Ellington (USA, 1957)

***

Saturday, 16 April

5.30 pm

Sapienza Università di Roma

Aula Magna

P.le Aldo Moro,

London Brass

Elizabethan, classical and modern music

 

 EXHIBITIONS

7-20 April 2016

Sapienza Università di Roma

Aula Magna and Biblioteca Alessandrina

P.le Aldo Moro, 5

Bibliographic exhibition on William Shakespeare

 

***

Teatro Argentina

Sala Squarzina

Largo di Torre Argentina, 52

Photographic exhibition by Renato Rizzi on the Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre

In collaboration with the Embassy of Poland

 

CINEMAGiovedì 7 aprileore 10.30

Sapienza Università di Roma

Aula Magna del Rettorato

P.le Aldo Moro 5 

Cesare deve morire

Proiezione del film dei fratelli Taviani (Italia, 2012)

Intervengono il regista teatrale Fabio Cavalli e alcuni dei protagonisti

***


Lunedì 11 aprile

ore 13.00

Università degli studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”

Macroarea di Lettere e Filosofia

Edificio B, Aula Moscati

Via Columbia 1

Coriolanus, regia di Ralph Fiennes (UK, 2011)

***


Martedì 12 aprile

ore 21.00

Casa del Cinema

Largo Marcello Mastroianni 1

Proiezione di un collage di film muti ispirati a Shakespeare

a cura di Giorgio Gosetti

***

Mercoledì 13 aprile

ore 21.00

Casa del Cinema

Largo Marcello Mastroianni 1 

Titus Andronicus, di Julie Taymor (USA, 1999)

***

Giovedì 14 aprile  

Università Roma Tre

Via Ostiense 161

proiezione continua del collage film

    “A Place Calling Itself Rome” 

***


Venerdì 15 aprile

ore 21.00

Casa del Cinema

Largo Marcello Mastroianni 1 

23 pugnali per Cesare, di Stuart Burge (GB, 1970)

***

LECTURES

LECTURES AND SEMINARS

Monday, 11 April 2016

11.00 am

Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”

Macroarea di Lettere e Filosofia

Edificio B, Aula Moscati

Via Columbia, 1

Alessandro Serpieri, Università degli Studi di Firenze

‘Enter the Crowd’: Julius Caesar and Coriolanus

***

Monday, 11 April 2016

4.00 pm

Accademia dell’Arcadia

Piazza Sant’Agostino, 8

Round table

 Shakespeare and Italian opera

Convened by Andrea Chegai, Franco Piperno, Antonio Rostagno

 

A concert will follow to be performed by the students of Conservatorio Santa Cecilia:

arias and duets by Rossini, Bellini and Verdi

from operas inspired by Shakespeare

***

 

Tuesday, 12 April, 2016

The British School at Rome

Via Antonio Gramsci, 61

 

9.30-12.00 am

Seminar

 Power and Communication in Shakespeare’s Roman Plays

Convenors: Maddalena Pennacchia, Università Roma Tre and Iolanda Plescia, Sapienza Università di Roma

Maurizio Calbi, Università di Salerno

Lisanna Calvi, Università di Verona

Lisa Hopkins, Sheffield Hallam University

 Marta Minier, University of South Wales Cardiff

Laura Tosi, Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia

2.00-4.00 pm

The Roman Plays and the Material Culture in Shakespeare’s London

Roy Stephenson, Museum of London

Chair Christopher Smith, British School at Rome

***

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

5.00 pm

Roma nel Rinascimento

Istituto Storico Italiano per il Medioevo

Piazza dell’Orologio, 4

Shakespeare and the Decadence of the Hero

Franco Marenco, Università degli Studi di Torino

CONFERENCE

13- 16 April 2016

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Shakespeare and the Memory of Rome

 

Programme

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

10.30 am

The Capitol

Aula Giulio Cesare

(Entrance from Portico del Vignola)

Conference Opening

Opening Remarks

Keynote Lecture

Stephen Greenblatt, Harvard University,

‘The Noblest Roman of Them All’: Shakespeare’s Interiority and the Secret Life of the Stage

Chair Rui Carvalho Homem

(simultaneous interpretation)

MuSa Choir conducted by the chorus master Paolo Camiz

1.00-3.00 pm

Reception

Sponsored by the Lions Italia Distretto 108 L Cultural Committee

(by invitation)

3.30-7.00 pm

Roma mondo / Rome as Globe

Andrea Giardina, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Roma e il teatro della politica (Rome and the Theatre of Politics)

Michael Dobson, The Shakespeare Institute – University of Birmingham,

Shakespeare’s Rome and the Emergence of National Theatres

Michael Neill, Auckland University, ‘Romaine Tragedie’: the Originality of Titus Andronicus

Chair Silvia Bigliazzi

Break

Keir Elam, Università di Bologna, ‘Cleopatra a Gipsy’: The Egyptian Queen’s Progress

between Alexandria, Rome and London

Robert S. Miola, Loyola University Maryland, Remembering Greece in Shakespeare’s Rome

Chair Roger Holdsworth

(simultaneous interpretation) 

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Università Roma Tre

Aula Magna, Rettorato

Via Ostiense, 161

9.30 am – 1.00 pm

 Ombre di Roma / Ghosts of Rome

Maria Del Sapio Garbero, Università Roma Tre, The Ruined Arch: Rome’s Body and Memory in Titus Andronicus

Andrew Hadfield, University of Sussex, Shakespeare, Rome and the Urban Imagination in Early Modern England

Chair Alessandra Marzola

Coffee Break

John Gillies, University of Essex, Primal Scene and Brave New Worlds in Shakespeare

Peter Holland, University of Nôtre Dame, Seeing Shakespeare’s Rome

Chair Piero Boitani

Lunch

3.00 – 6.00 pm

La scena dell’io / Performing the Self

Andrew Gurr, University of Reading, Headless Coriolanus

Richard Wilson, Kingston University, A Broken Coriolanus: Eliot’s March on Rome

Chair Rossella Ciocca

Coffee Break

Ramie Targoff, Brandeis University, Fashioning Death in Verona and Egypt

Daniela Guardamagna, Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”, The Vision of Lucrece in Early Modern Poetry

Chair Paola Colaiacomo

***

Friday, 15 April 2016

Sapienza Università di Roma

Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia

Aula 1

P.le Aldo Moro, 5

9.30 am – 1.00 pm

Rappresentare la fine / Staging the End

Gilberto Sacerdoti, Università Roma Tre, Staging an End: Coriolanus, Rome and Cyclical History

Rosy Colombo, Sapienza Università di Roma, I Am Fire, and Air

Break

David Hillman, University of Cambridge, Staging Partings in the Roman Plays

Nadia Fusini, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Rome Desired

Chair Laura Di Michel

Lunch

3.00-6.00 pm

Nel laboratorio dei drammi romani/Editing the Roman Plays

Gary Taylor, Florida State University, Titus Andronicus: One Rome or Two?

Alessandro Serpieri, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Shakespeare Editing Plutarch

Break

Claudia Corti, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Fashioning and Refashioning Coriolanus in Modernity

Terry Bourus, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, Editing and Staging Antony and Cleopatra

Chair Simonetta de Filippis

***

Saturday, 16 April 2016

10.00 am

Teatro Argentina

Largo di Torre Argentina, 52

Cymbeline

A study in performance

concluding a workshop directed by Gianluigi Fogacci

with the students of the Scuola di teatro e perfezionamento professionale, Teatro di Roma

Coffee break

12.00 pm

Julius Caesar in performance

Screening of a video montage of theatrical and cinematic fragments

Convened by Antonio Calbi and Laura Caretti. Contributions by Antonio Calenda, Masolino d’Amico, Luigi Proietti, Daniele Salvo, and Patrick Spottiswoode

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