As I await the release of my forthcoming book Shakespeare, Politics, and Italy: Intertextuality on the Jacobean Stage, I hope that this blog will become a space to discuss everything that interests me (and perhaps other people as well). While I may start to insert shameless promotional material as the publication date gets closer, I am enjoying a much deserved break from scholarly writing at the moment and would much rather discuss the complexities of Italian society and culture. One of the advantages of living in Italy is the opportunity to indulge in dietrologia, the quasi-science of attempting to interpret the underlying forces behind the ubiquitous disorder. Shakespeare seems much more innocuous by comparison.
The view from the Greek theatre at Segesta (TP). Note the S shaped viaduct typical of local highway design strategies.