The Shakespeare’s Rome Project

Rome 30 June- 5 July 2020

Università degli Studi Roma Tre
Dipartimento di Lingue Letterature e Culture Straniere

The fourth edition of the International Summer School dedicated to Shakespeare’s Rome, a field of research deeply rooted in Roma Tre University as “The Shakespeare’s Rome Project” (2004 –  ), will be held from June 30th to July 5th.

For the first time the SRISS opens a double track: one for undergraduate students (BA) and one for post-graduate students (MA, PhDs, Postdocs, ESL teachers).

Within the Shakespearean corpus the image of ancient Rome works as the emblem of the classical past, a goldmine of foundational myths and the model of an authoritative culture early modern England felt compelled to look to. To Ancient Rome Shakespeare devoted five plays (Titus AndronicusJulius CaesarCoriolanusAntony and CleopatraCymbeline) and a narrative poem (The Rape of Lucrece): the themes and motifs of these works will be examined in depth in the classroom while the city of Rome, with its theatres (and especially the Globe’s replica in the park of Villa Borghese), archaeological sites and artistic resources will offer participants a unique opportunity to complement their study outdoor. Participants will be provided with appropriate methodological tools which will help them to develop a specific competence on Shakespeare’s Rome within an intercultural and interdisciplinary perspective.


The SRISS is supported by the KNIR (The Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome) with bursaries for students from the Netherlands

             Advisory Board 2019

  • Rui Carvalho Homem (Universidade do Porto)
  • Maria Del Sapio Garbero (Roma Tre University)
  • Michael Dobson (Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham)
  • Keir Elam (University of Bologna)
  • Andrew Hadfield (University of Sussex)
  • Harald Hendrix (KNIR Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome – Director)
  • Coppélia Kahn (Brown University)
  • Maddalena Pennacchia (Roma Tre University)
  • Manfred Pfister (Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Gilberto Sacerdoti (Roma Tre University)
  • Ramie Targoff (Brandeis University)

            Teachers 2019

  • Silvia Bigliazzi (University of Verona)
  • Maria Del Sapio Garbero (Roma Tre University)
  • Laura D’Angelo (University of Arkansas Rome Center)
  • Paola Faini (Roma Tre University)
  • Kristine Johanson (University of Amsterdam)
  • Consuelo Lollobrigida (University of Arkansas Rome Center)
  • Maddalena Pennacchia (Roma Tre University
  • Iolanda Plescia (“Sapienza” University of Rome)
  • Gilberto Sacerdoti (Roma Tre University)
  • Loredana Scaramella (Silvano Toti Globe Theatre in Rome)
  • Gary Watt (University of Warwick)

Summer School Director

Maddalena Pennacchia

Honorary President

Maria Del Sapio Garbero


Maria Del Sapio Garbero (ed.), Rome in Shakespeare’s World, Roma, Edizioni Storia e Letteratura, 2018.

VISIT the ESRA 2019 website


Contact: sriss@uniroma3.it


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