SPEAKING DANTE

As the 700th Anniversary of Dante’s death draws to a close, we bring you one last deep dive into the Divine Comedy

 

  

The British Institute of Florence has joined forces with J. Productions, Milan (the producers of the extraordinary 24-hour marathon reading of the entire Divine Comedy in Florence) to present four special Zoom sessions, looking closely at some of the most important Cantos.

Each session will explore two selected Cantos with the following sequence:

 

  • Dante scholar Alexandra Lawrence introduces the Canto in discussion with British playwright & classicist Justin Butcher, artistic director of the 24-hour marathon reading
  • Professional British actors from the 24-hour marathon cast give a dramatic reading of the Canto in English
  • Francesca Mazzotta, an acclaimed Italian poet and Dante scholar, renowned for her beautiful poetry readings, performs the Canto in the original Italian – giving the last word back to Dante

 

Week 1

Tuesday 2nd November

at 18:30 CET

Inferno 
I and V

Week 2

Tuesday 9th November

at 18:30 CET

 Inferno 
XXI and XXXIII

Week 3

Tuesday 16th November

at 18:30 CET

Purgatorio 
IX and XXX

Week 4

Tuesday 23rd November

at 18:30 CET

 Paradiso
XVII and XXXIII

All sessions are  Zoom only

Recordings of the sessions will be available for viewing. 

 

 

REGISTRATION FEES

Full Programme (four sessions) :
Individuals  E. 80;  Couples E. 120

Single Sessions
Individuals E. 25; Couples E. 40

 

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