Was William Shakespeare Italian?
Sections on Learning Italian
The documentary here transcribed in four parts was made by Voyager, an Italian Rai2 entertainment program, that deals mainly with issues related to alleged unsolved mysteries. In this first part, the host of the program, Roberto Giacobbo, summarizes the many questions about William Shakespeare's identity.
- An Italian website dedicated to the Shakespeare-Florio theory
- Wikipedia's Italian page on Giovanni Florio (very different from the English page)
- Wikipedia's Italian page on the Shakespeare's authorship question where the Florio hypothesis is examined - no trace of this is in the English version of the subject.
"Forza, raduna i marinai, avanti! Presto, o finiremo per incagliarci!"
"Good, speak to th' mariners. Fall to 't yarely, or we run ourselves aground. Bestir, bestir." [The Tempest, Act 1, Scene 1]