FEEDBACK from participants -
To be in Cagli for the Summer School 22 was really an exciting experience. It was so successful. It would not be possible without your efforts and encouragement. I cannot express my great thanks and gratitude enough for your kindness and generosity. Majeed Mohammed Midhin from Iraq
I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to Cagli - what a beautiful place, full of character, with a wonderful theatre to work in. I hope that there will be a chance to come again. Simon Edginton from UK
I did enjoy the summer school and I really want to work with you guys again. Chumki Mitra from India
Wonderful town and fabulous theatre to work in. Lovely people everywhere you go in Cagli. Hotel, theatre, restaurants. Also not touristy and so not expensive. David Choules from UK
A really good summer school and I’m definitely up for next year’s. Emma Rayner from UK
The next course will be in spring or autumn 2023 to avoid the great summer heat. Several days running we had temperatures in the high 30C's.
The Trustees of Shakespeare in Italy are making a large donation to The Woodland Trust to help offset carbon emissions caused by participants coming to attend and return from the summer school.
https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/ The Woodland Trust is the largest Woodland Conservation Charity in the UK
We run a poetry competition every year. Demmi - Lee Smith aged 21 won it with -
THE BABY BUD WHO BLOSSOMED
Demmi - Lee is a recent acting graduate from Institute for Contemporary Theatre in Brighton @ICTheatreUK
There once was a bud,
Young and Naïve in it’s essence,
Who went to Shakespeare in Italy,
Further seeking to grow in her adolescence.
The bud grew brighter, brawny and besotted,
Bursting with confidence and presence,
While it gained wiseness of Shakespeare,
In such a ray of pleasance.
The largely grown flower was dejected,
To see it all such end,
Whilst oozing with enlightenment
Of all the wisdom she comprehends,
As the adventure is quickly finalising,
The flower is slowly idolising,
All the possibilities are vitalising,
This magical moment
She will cherish
Till the end.
The Brilliance of Shakespeare in
Young people that everyone
Thought had died,
This flower carries on her
Stem of all of his derived
The subdivide of lovers,
The pride that must be kept,
The Comedy of Antipholus
And that Egeon found up west.
O poor Beatrice in her state of rage
Struck with a love that implied so blind.
So to everyone this is my farewell.