ABOUT THIS PROJECT
Songs, Sonnets and Monologues from the works of
William Shakespeare through Songs and Music
Composed and performed by Daniel Zappi
Location: Roman Amphitheatre Theatre, Volterra
Date: 4 August, 2023
Duration: 70 minutes
Performed in English and Italian
Elizabethan plays often included music and dance, with theatres often having ‘musicians-in-residence’. Shakespeare and his collaborators were no exception and he often included songs in his plays. They were an important part of audience engagement and he used them to great effect.
Actor and composer/musician Daniel Zappi will perform a selection of these songs, monologues and sonnets which he has set to music. Plays featured include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, Cymbeline and many more.