The Premiere of 'Shelley in Rome', Wednesday 1st December at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 18:00



On Wednesday 1st December 2021 at 6 p.m. we'll premiere Shelley in Rome, a video story directed by Giulio Boato and produced for the Keats-Shelley House by 313 films. 


A psychogeographical take on Percy Bysshe Shelley's time in Rome, the video explores the poet's relationship with the Eternal City and brings the past back to life through evocative visuals and 3-dimensional audio. Shelley in Rome illustrates key moments from the twilight of Shelley's life and explores the locations in Rome that drove his creativity. The narration of the story revolves around his three masterpieces that were inspired by his time in the city: Prometheus UnboundThe Cenci, and Adonais, his elegy on the death of John Keats. 


Shelley in Rome is the second immersive video story by the Keats-Shelley House and follows The Death of Keats, which was premiered on 23rd February 2021 to mark the bicentenary of Keats’s death in Rome. You can watch The Death of Keats here. The premiere of Shelley in Rome marks the start of the Keats-Shelley House's plans to commemorate the bicentenary of Shelley's death in Italy on 8th July 2022. You can read more about the Shelley programme here and learn more about our Keats-Shelley200 programme here.


Shelley in Rome is best enjoyed with headphones in order to enjoy the panoramic sounds of Rome past and present.