Corfu: A Tale of Two Islands is a documentary series which follows expats and holidaymakers in a country that relies on tourism to survive, but is in the throes of economic meltdown. Corfu is a microcosm of Britain on a Mediterranean island.

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2012-10-11

Corfu: A Tale of Two Islands - The Decameron - Netflix

The Decameron (Italian title: “Decameron” [deˈkaːmeron; dekameˈrɔn; dekameˈron] or “Decamerone” [dekameˈroːne]), subtitled “Prince Galehaut” (Old Italian: Prencipe Galeotto [ˈprentʃipe ɡaleˈɔtto; ˈprɛntʃipe] and sometimes nicknamed “Umana commedia”, “Human comedy”), is a collection of novellas by the 14th-century Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio (1313–1375). The book is structured as a frame story containing 100 tales told by a group of seven young women and three young men sheltering in a secluded villa just outside Florence to escape the Black Death, which was afflicting the city. Boccaccio probably conceived of The Decameron after the epidemic of 1348, and completed it by 1353. The various tales of love in The Decameron range from the erotic to the tragic. Tales of wit, practical jokes, and life lessons contribute to the mosaic. In addition to its literary value and widespread influence (for example on Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales), it provides a document of life at the time. Written in the vernacular of the Florentine language, it is considered a masterpiece of classical early Italian prose.

Corfu: A Tale of Two Islands - Theatre - Netflix

William Shakespeare's 1605 play All's Well That Ends Well is based on tale III, 9. Shakespeare probably first read a French translation of the tale in William Painter's Palace of Pleasure. Posthumus's wager on Imogen's chastity in Cymbeline was taken by Shakespeare from an English translation of a 15th-century German tale, “Frederyke of Jennen”, whose basic plot came from tale II, 9. Lope de Vega adapted at least twelve stories from the Decameron for the theatre, including: El ejemplo de casadas y prueba de la paciencia, based on tale X, 10, which was by far the most popular story of the Decameron during the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries Discreta enamorada, based on tale III, 3 El ruiseñor de Sevilla (They're Not All Nightingales), based on parts of V, 4

Molière's 1661 play L'école des maris is based on tale III, 3. Molière borrowed from tale VII, 4 in his play George Dandin ou le Mari confondu (The Confounded Husband). In both stories the husband is convinced that he has accidentally caused his wife's suicide. Thomas Middleton's play The Widow is based on tales II, 2 and III, 3. The ring parable from tale I, 3 is at the heart of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing's 1779 play Nathan the Wise. Alfred, Lord Tennyson used tale V, 9 for his 1879 play The Falcon.

Corfu: A Tale of Two Islands - References - Netflix