This event is free and open to the public. First Gian Paolo Poddighe is going to read a few select passeges or "canti" from The Inferno, the first book in The Divine Comedy in the original Italian. Then there will be an introduction by Maria de la Camara, Dean of Benedictine University’s College of Liberal Arts and introductions to canti V, XXVI, and XXXIII by Jean-Marie Kauth, Benedictine University. After that I will be performing readings of H. W. Longfellow’s translation of the same canti!
It should be a really great event, I hope you all can come! It will be Wednesday, October 20, 7:30 p.m. in the Krasa Presentation Room at Benedictine University Main Campus 5700 College Road, Lisle, IL 60532.
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This is a great chance to meet professional, Italian stage and film actor, Gian Paolo Poddighe and to learn more and to learn more about the work of the Shakespeare of Italy, Dante Alighieri. In Italy he is referred to as "The Poet" just as we refer to Shakespeare as "The Bard". Dante is also considered to be the father of the Italian language!