Land of Love

Land of Love

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In Episode One of Shakespeare in Italy, historian Francesco da Mosto embarks on a journey into the world of love and romance, visiting some of the iconic settings of Shakespeare's most cherished tales.

From the star-crossed lovers of "Romeo and Juliet" in Verona to the tempestuous relationships of "The Taming of the Shrew" in Padua, to a spirited discussion about ''Much Ado About Nothing'' with the incomparable Emma Thompson, da Mosto unravels the intricate tapestry of Italian culture that inspired these timeless love stories.

As he consults with historians and unearths famous historical texts, da Mosto reveals the profound influence that Italian notions of love and romance had on Shakespeare's writings. Through breathtaking landscapes and insightful commentary, this episode offers a captivating exploration of how the essence of Italian romance continues to infuse the pages of Shakespeare's immortal works.

Cast & Crew

(Director), Francesco da Mosto (Self), Emma Thompson (Self), Samuel Barnett (Romeo), Susannah Fielding (Juliet)

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