Roberta Calandra: Inspiration and Influences

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John Keats


The famous English Romantic poet, John Keats was born in 1795, in London. He lost both his parents early in life and was brought up by two London merchants. He studied medicine and although he became a licensed apothecary-surgeon in 1816, he never practiced but Continue reading “John Keats”

John’s Last Dream by Roberta Calandra

The heart of aristocratic Rome, beside the famous ‘Spanish Steps’, at the tortured deathbed of the English Romantic poet John Keats. A place that has inspired a new mini-play by Italian artist Roberta Calandra.

Roberta’s play interprets the relationships and final poetic vision of our most Romantic of ex-patriots and features key figures from the poet’s life: the women he loved, the younger poets whom he inspired, and the struggling 19th century Doctor who was unable to save him from illness.

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