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John Florio – Was he Shakespeare’s first and most important collaborator?
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Giovedì 31 Dicembre 2015 14:00

If you are familiar with the works of John Florio, his translation of Montaigne’s essays for example, it is hard to resist the notion that he and Shakespeare must have been close friends because his style, ideas and language leap from the pages of Shakespeare’s early plays in multitude. Literary evidence aside, I aim to show here that the historical record and contemporary writings confirm this relationship. Florio is the flamboyant Italian character ‘Gullio’ of the famous comedy sketch produced by Cambridge students in the early 1600s, “The News from Parnassus, Part Two” in which he cries “sweet Mr. Shakespeare, I will have his picture in my study at Court”.

 

John Florio Was he Shakespeares first and most important collaborator (543.23 kB)

 
Preface
Scritto da Giulia Harding   

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Il famoso Globe Theatre dove venivano recitate le opere di Shakespeare.

READ IN THE "SHAKESPEARE'S FRIENDS" SECTION THE ARTICLES OF THE AUTHORS WHO PARTICIPATE AT THE PROJECT OF DEVELOPING A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF SHAKESPEARE'S IDENTITY. LOOK IN THE 'DOWNLOADS' SECTION FOR MORE ARTICLES.

Preface written by Giulia Harding, italian translation by Saul Gerevini

My contribution to this website aims to demonstrate that there is considerable evidence that Shakespeare and Florio were more than passing friends.  The two became literary collaborators;

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Open letter to Stratfordians and Antistratfordians
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Sabato 06 Dicembre 2014 21:32

Recently I have read some works written by Prof. Stephen Greenblatt and Prof. Lamberto Tassinari in which they postulated a negative relationship between William Shaksper (the actor from Stratford thought to have written William Shakespeare's works) and John Florio, one of the most significant cultural figure of the Elizabethan age. Greenblatt reports it in the introduction of his book "Shakespeare's Montaigne" (2014), while Tassinari writes about it in "Shakespeare è il nome d'arte di John Florio" (2008). Unfortunately for them a bad relationship between Florio and Shaksper is impossible since they were close friends and collaborators.

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Open letter (812.14 kB)

 
Brunel Shakespeare authorship course
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Sabato 13 Settembre 2014 20:25

Brunel Shakespeare authorship course. Why they do it?
English scholars are not so sure about Shakespeare's identity?
Well, Sir Derek Jacoby and Mark Rylance are not, for instance.

Brunel Shakespeare authorship cuorses (799.57 kB)

 
Shakespeare e Soglio
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Domenica 19 Gennaio 2014 16:10

Nei testi di Shakespeare, e precisamente nel sonetto 33  del canzoniere scespiriano, c'è un insospettabile riferimento alla città di Soglio.

Soglio è un piccolo paesino incastonato nelle alpi svizzere, in Val Bregaglia, dove John Florio e suo padre Michelangelo hanno vissuto in esilio per anni.

Da questo paesino è possibile ammirare il fenomeno descritto all'inizio del sonetto 33. 

Shakesperare e Soglio (764.32 kB)

 
The genesis of "Romeo and Juliet"
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Lunedì 06 Gennaio 2014 16:54

English Queen Jane Grey is Juliet of “Romeo and Juliet”
In these brief notes we will try to demonstrate how the tragic play “Romeo and Juliet” by
Shakespeare reports the same contents and words of the story written in Italian language by
Michelangelo Florio in 1561 (and published in 1607, shortly after Michelangelo’s death),
about the life and death of Lady Jane Grey, his preferred pupil!

The genesis of Romeo and Juliet (2.29 MB)

 
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