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Shakespeare Retreat
Italy 2022


We had a dynamic programme centred on a morning study group with further late afternoon study including film and exploration of some sonnets. There was a music evening on the top terrace under the stars and on the final night a magnificent, three-course meal was served. Every day, a delicious vegetarian lunch was provided.

The atmosphere around the Villa Sant' Annina is magical. All afternoons were free to enjoy the large swimming pool or to play on the tennis court, or simply fall asleep under one of the plentiful olive trees. The delightful, local town of Cisternino with it's large selection of restaurants, bars and shops is only five minutes away by car. The sea and a wide variety of beaches are twenty minutes away. There are lovely walks and bicycles can be hired.

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The Tragedy of


The Moorish Ambassador to Queen Elizabeth. 1600-1 English School

(University of Birmingham Collections)

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