Pietro Aretino /3c

➡️Part 1➡️Part 2➡️Part 3a➡️Part 3b Pietro Aretino & His Sonnets When the papacy banned this second edition of “I modi” and destroyed every copy they could find, Pietro Aretino went to Venice, where he spent the rest of his life, while Raimondi, the engraved, managed to escape a second imprisonment, but was financially ruined. It… Read More Pietro Aretino /3c

Shakespeare’s two Annes: 1. Carol Ann Duffy’s Anne Hathaway (fourth part)

Here you can read the previous parts:Shakespeare’s two Annes: 1. Anne Hathaway & Daughters (first part)Shakespeare’s two Annes: 1. Anne Hathaway & Daughters (second part)Shakespeare’s two Annes: 1. Anne Hathaway & Sonnet 145 (third part) Anne Hathaway ‘Item I gyve unto my wief my second best bed…’(from Shakespeare’s will) The bed we loved in was… Read More Shakespeare’s two Annes: 1. Carol Ann Duffy’s Anne Hathaway (fourth part)

Le serve

  Yesterday I went to the theatre (Piccolo Teatro Grassi – Milan) to watch “ Le serve” (“The Maids”) a play by Jean Genet, the renowned French dramatist. The maids are two sisters, Claire and Solange, who live an obsessive relationship of love and hatred with their beautiful mistress (Madame). Every night, when the lady… Read More Le serve