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Reading Dante at the IIC



Reading Dante at the IIC

The Italian Institute of Culture is delighted to announce the new season of the series “Reading Dante at the IIC”.

Several times throughout the Commedia Dante addresses the lettore with the belief that he will be read by the futura gente – ourselves, and this we shall do with Prof. Corinna Salvadori Lonergan. We shall first read the conclusion of the three Cantiche and follow this with 10 readings dedicated to the poetry and drama of Dante’s Inferno. After emerging from hell and seeing le stelle, we plan to do a futher 10 readings of Purgatorio and 10 of Paradiso. It was not intended, but the resulting number of readings will be 33, very Dantean.

The encounters will take place in the Pavilion at the Italian Institute of Culture on Tuesdays at 6.30pm, ending about 8.00. The explanation will be in English and the reading of the text in Italian. We look forward to welcoming all who want to enjoy the wonder of the Commedia, readers old and new, without worries about knowledge of the language. Dante will improve it.


Calendar of readings

Autumn 2017
Tuesday 10 Oct - La fine dell’Inferno
Tuesday 31 Oct - La fine del Purgatorio
Tuesday 7 Nov - La fine del Paradiso
Tuesday 14 Nov - Inferno: The Beginning of the Journey (I-III)
Tuesday 28 Nov - Inferno: First encounters (IV-V)
Tuesday 5 Dec - Inferno: Florentine politics and Fortune (VI-VIII)
Tuesday 12 Dec - Inferno: Pilgrims locked out, more politics (IX-XI)


Date: DA Tuesday, October 10, 2017 a Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Time: From 6:30 pm To 8:00 pm

Entrance : Free