Shakespeare in Rome

On the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, the Russo Gallery in Rome celebrates the greatest playwright of all time with the exhibition “Shakespeare in Rome”: a contemporary tribute to his genius and the influence he still exercises today on artistic languages. The exhibition, which will be inaugurated on April 16 and will run until May 7, uses the essay in the catalog by British journalist and critic Andrew Dickson, is sponsored by the British Council in Italy (the United Kingdom’s international organization for cultural relations) and is part of the larger Shakespeare Lives project: an annual global program of events and activities to celebrate William Shakespeare’s influence on the 400th anniversary of his death, in collaboration with GREAT Britain campaign partners.

Thanks to the seven young artists Enrico Benetta, Diego Cerero Molina, Roberta Coni, Manuel Felisi, Michael Gambino, Massimo Giannoni and Tommaso Ottieri, William Shakespeare’s works, places, atmospheres and characters will relive in the spaces of the Russo Gallery through a new and original reinterpretation.

Manfredi Editions, Cesena 2016, pp. 70