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15 02, 2017

Introduction (Russian)

By | February 15th, 2017|Russo|0 Comments

Dante could only have had a very superficial idea about distant Russia which in his time was under the dominion of Genghis Khan’s mongols, or rather by his successors since the great monarch had died about forty years before Dante’s birth.  But Dante must have been able to have had a less imprecise knowledge of at least the region of the Crimea and the river Don, known originally as Tanai, since the maritime republics, especially Venice and Genoa, had close commercial contacts with that region. [...]

12 11, 2016

E ‘L MODO ANCOR M’OFFENDE — Next performances of the play

By | November 12th, 2016|Approfondimenti|0 Comments

www.ladirittavia.it ------ THE PLAYBILLS OF NEXT PERFORMANCES    - MILAN, MARCH 8, 2018 ------ COMO, NOVEMBER 23-24, 2017 ------ BORGOSESIA, NOVEMBER 25, 2017 ------ ACQUI TERME, NOVEMBER 30, 2017 ------ ALESSANDRIA, DECEMBER 1-2, 2017 ------ MASSAFRA, NOVEMBER 17, 2016 ------ CINISELLO BALSAMO, NOVEMBER 24, 2016 ------ VARESE, NOVEMBER 25, 2016 ------ BORDIGHERA, NOVEMBER 26, 2016 ------

7 08, 2016

And still the mode offends me

By | August 7th, 2016|Video|0 Comments

A theatrical presentation (in Italian) of social commitment, about the terrible problem of femicide and violence against women, stemming not by chance from Dante’s verses dedicated to Francesca da Rimini, and unfolding in a dialogue between a slightly eccentric professor and a willing lady pupil who aspires to become a lecturer in education about gender equality and emotional feelings […]

3 08, 2016

DANTE AND IRAN – Farideh Mahdavi Damghani reads for us her translation of the Divine Comedy in Persian

By | August 3rd, 2016|The novelties of the month|0 Comments

Farideh Mahdavi Damghani is a well known Iranian lady of letters. She translated into Persian a large number of masterpieces of  the European literatures, including a celebrated translation in tercets of Dante's Divine Comedy.  Mrs Mahdavi Damghani has graciously accepted our invitation that she herself read Francesca’s verses in her translation for Dantepoliglotta.  We thank her for that. Read more about Farideh Mahdavi Damghani and listen to her voice reading Francesca in her language, click here. Read more about Dante and Iran, click here.

30 07, 2016

OCCITAN-PROVENÇAL – Dario Anghilante

By | July 30th, 2016|The voices of Ulysses|0 Comments

Dario Anghilante was born in 1947 in Sampeyre (Sant Peire in Occitan) in Valle Varaita, one of the Alpine valleys in the provinces of Turin, Cuneo and Imperia in the Italian area of Occitan language and culture.  This territory is no more than the eastward extension of the Langue d’Oc area which incorporates all of southern France and a Pyrrhenean valley, the Val d’Aran, under Catalonian administration.  As a matter of interest, we should add to the list the municipality of Guardia Piemontese in the [...]

27 07, 2016

OCCITAN-PROVENÇAL – Rosella Pellerino

By | July 27th, 2016|The voices of Francesca|0 Comments

I was born in 1972 and have always lived in Borgo San Dalmazzo, a municipality of the Valle Stura in the province of Cuneo in Alpine Occitania.  The Piedmont dialect, widespread in that area and similar to that which is spoken by my family on my father’s side, was a part of my childhood mixed up with the one spoken by my family on my mother’s side, which in those days I did not realise was Occitan. Having completed my schooling specialising in classical studies, [...]

12 07, 2016

SPANISH – Giampaolo Samà

By | July 12th, 2016|The voices of Ulysses|0 Comments

Giampaolo Samà is an Italian-Argentinian actor, teacher and photographer. Born in Paola (province of Cosenza, Calabria) in 1970, he trains to be an actor at the Accademia d’Arte Drammatica in Calabria and then at the Akademia Tetralna in Warsaw.  In 1996 he takes part in the show Sidà e l’uomo dal fiore [“Sidà and the man of the flower”] (awarded the Vetrine prize by the Ente Teatrale Italiano).  He earns a degree from Dams (“Disciplines on Arts, Music and Show”) at the Roma Tre University [...]

8 07, 2016

PORTUGUESE – Inês Querido

By | July 8th, 2016|The voices of Francesca|0 Comments

Inês Querido was born in 1984 in Caldas da Rainha (Portugal). After taking her degree in graphic design in Lisbon she embarked on a professional career as a freelance photographer [...]

27 06, 2016

ENGLISH – Emma Clare O’Connor

By | June 27th, 2016|The voices of Francesca|0 Comments

Emma Clare O’Connor was born in Seattle in 1993 and is a New York based actor. She recently graduated from Sarah Lawrence College, where she focused in acting and studied abroad at the British American Drama Academy in London. She was most recently in a short film that premiered at the Museum of Moving Images in Queens, New York. Her website is www.emmaclareoconnor.com. ------- Emma O’Connor has lent her voice to Francesca da Rimini and read the relevant verses (Hell, Canto V, 88-142) in the [...]

3 06, 2016

Melville Best Anderson, the author of Divine Comedy’s first complete translation into English and in triple rime

By | June 3rd, 2016|Approfondimenti|0 Comments

The translation in terza rima by Melville Best Anderson, American philologist and professor of English literature at Stanford University, was the very first test of a complete translation into English, and in triple rime, of the whole Divine Comedy.  This work was published at New York in 1921, in only 390 copies numbered and signed, and was published again in 1932. Anderson's translation of the Divine Comedy is available online (click here). This is how Anderson explains his daring decision to challenge the rime-form of terza rima, which is particularly [...]