Theatrical Workshop Performance: From Boccaccio to Shakespeare - December 08, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Nov 25, 2014 375

An evening of theater to uncover similarities and differences between Boccaccio, Machiavelli and Shakespeare.

Following their productions of Machiavelli's The Mandrake Root and of the three Boccaccio novellas from the Decameron that inspired it, KIT - Kairos Italy Theater, Casa Italiana's Company in Residence - is now exploring Shakespeare's work to discover how much the great playwright was influenced by Italian theater and literature as well as what differences emerge in the work of these three giants.

During the past weeks, led by Three Time Obie Award actor Rocco Sisto, KIT has been working on scenes from Measure for Measure while learning about the relationship between Shakespeare and Italy. On December 8th, the actors will share the result of the workshop by presenting scenes from Measure for Measure together with scenes from The Mandrake Root and Decameron, introduced by Sisto himself.

Source: http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/

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