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14:00 - 16:00 19 March 2014

Shakespeare and Venice


Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Dr Laura Tosi, Associate Professor of English Literature at Università Ca' Foscari, Venice. Her research focuses on textual and cultural analysis of Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, especially gender and adaptation studies. Her publications include 'Visions of Venice in Shakespeare' (co-edited with Shaul Bassi, 2011) and 'Representations of Elizabeth I in Early Modern Culture' (co-edited with Alessandra Petrina, 2011).

Renaissance England found similar characteristics to Venice with it's cosmopolitan glamour and the image of its own aspirations as a maritime trading nation. Dr Laura Tosi (Università Ca'Foscari, Venice) is co-editor of 'Visions of Venice in Shakespeare', and is coming to UCL as holder of an International Teaching Excellence Bursary. She will speak about the complex and fascinating ways in which Shakespeare's imagination responded to this strange and magical city.


Professor Helen Hackett