Shakespeare in Italy
BBC, 2012, 105 minutes (2 videos)
"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."
Land of Love (53 minutes) - The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo & Juliet, Much Ado about Nothing, Othello
Land of Fortune (53 minutes) - The Merchant of Venice, Julius Caesar, Antony & Cleopatra, The Tempest