Rome: A Walking City

“The historic Italian capital of Rome provides the backdrop to this short film featuring Orwell Prize-winning writer, academic and broadcaster Delia Jarrett-Macauley and Rome-based Italian writer and illustrator Roberto Recchioni.

Exploring the city, they talk about the effect location has on their writing, and how Rome was utilised in Shakespeare’s works Antony and Cleopatra, Titus Andronicus, Coriolanus and Julius Caesar to explore themes of love, people, power and the city”. This is part of 8 short films by the British Council to celebrate their Shakespeare Lives programme.

I am posted this not just because Delia is a good friend but also because it reminds me of my many walks in Mexican cities particularly Queretaro!

See the film on YouTube

 

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