The voices of Francesca

Ritvana Gjura

Ritvana Gjura is an Albanian Student from Shkodër.  She is 16 years old (in 2014) and attends the eleventh grade of the language lycée “Shejnaze Juka” in Shkodër.  She is studying drama and her passion is the theatre, cinema and anything involving acting.   For this reason she has willingly accepted the task of reading the verses of Francesca da Rimini in Albanian and she has done it not only in audio but also in video.  She declares that reciting “makes her feel better” and makes her more spontaneous.  She also likes singing, travelling and reading books.  “A book”, she says, “is my inseparable friend; I want to learn something new every day and thereby increase my knowledge”.



Ritvana Gjura has lent her voice to Francesca da Rimini and read the relevant verses (88-142) in the translation into Albanian by Pashko Gjeçi.
To listen to this reading click here below:

In order to read the verses while you are listening to the reading, click here and operate the audio file from the text page.


In the video (available only in the Italian webpage) Ritvana Gjura reads Dante’s verses about Paolo and Francesca starting from verse 70 instead of verse 88.

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