AMONG PLANTS AND FLOWERS OF THE BRERA BOTANICAL GARDEN
Milan, Saturday 12th November 2016, 11:00am
Orto Botanico di Brera – Via privata F.lli Gabba 10 o Via Brera 28, 20121 Milano
Reservation is needed
To commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, we propose a walk through the historic Orto Botanico di Brera. It is home to many of the plants, herbs, flowers and trees that Shakespeare mentions in his works. An experience to remember the importance of gardens for our wellbeing. Shakespeare knew it well and clearly explained by the mouth of one of his most famous characters, Iago:
Tis in ourselves that we are thus or thus. Our bodies are our gardens, to the which our wills are gardeners. So that if we will plant nettles or sow lettuce, set hyssop and weed up thyme, supply it with one gender of herbs or distract it with many—either to have it sterile with idleness, or manured with industry—why, the power and corrigible authority of this lies in our wills. Othello (1.3.362-368)
In the educational room there will be a demonstration of embroidery by hand with Elizabethan designs (by Enrica Perosino)
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Reservations required (email@example.com)
Meeting point: auletta didattica, at 10:40
The guided tour is free but a donation is welcome
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Guided tour by: Cristina Puricelli (Orto Botanico di Brera – Università degli Studi di Milano), Susan Marshall e Maggie Rose (Dipartimento di Lingue e Letterature Straniere – Università degli Studi di Milano)
The tour is part of the event on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.
The full program is available here