THE PROJECT

Dante was fascinated by the multiplicity of languages and liked playing with languages and dialects. This is probably why we find in the Divine Comedy two examples of his invented languages – the language of Pluto (pape satàn pape satàn aleppe) and the one of Nimrod, the king of Babel who decided to build the famous tower against divine will. When Nimrod saw Dante appearing in his infernal circle, he attacked him with an angry, threatening and definitely incomprehensible invective: «raphèl maì amecche zabì almi!».
We can quite understand why Nimrod was in such a bad mood.
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Truth for Giulio Regeni

Giulio Regeni was an Italian Cambridge University graduate student killed in Egypt following his abduction on January 25 2016. Regeni was brutally tortured to death: his recovered body had bruises and abrasions all over from a brutal beating […]

Turčány – Felix – 1982

Translation in terza rima of Purgatorio in the Slovak language by Viliam Turčány and Jozef Felix. First edition published at Bratislava in 1982.

Introduction (Arabic)

A page of Almagest in Arabic Dante did not speak Arabic and could not have been familiar with mediaeval Arab-Islamic literature which in his day had had no contact with mediaeval Christian culture.  However, there were at that time important, reciprocally influential relationships across the Arab and Christian [...]

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APULIAN GARGANIC – Angela Cataluddi

Angela Cataluddi, is originally from San Nicandro Garganico, a small town of northern Apulia, in the Gargano peninsula. Angela comes from a long and multifaceted artistic education that includes the musical arts of opera singing, violin and piano. She follows paths in international contexts that allow her to enrich the [...]

ENGLISH – Jane Edwards

Prima di approdare all'Università di Yale, dove opera come decano del Center for International and Professional Experience, Jane Edwards ha svolto il ruolo di preside della nuova Direzione per gli Studi Internazionali dell'Università di Harvard, dove ha varato un ambizioso programma di esperienze internazionali per studenti laureandi.  Ha svolto un [...]

Farideh Mahdavi Damghani

Farideh Mahdavi Damghani is an Iranian lady of letters and a translator, born in 1963 in Teheran where she lives with her husband and three children. Right from the start she was taught by her father, a lecturer in Persian and Arab literature at the University of Teheran, to appreciate [...]

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SPANISH – Giampaolo Samà

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 [...]

GEORGIAN – Erekle Shildeli

Erekle Shildeli was born in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, the time of the Georgian civil war in 1991. His family is originally from Shilda, a Georgian village in the municipality of Kvareli.

DANISH – Ole Meyer

Ole Meyer, born in Copenhagen in 1947 to a Swedish mother and a Danish father, studied Scandinavian and English languages and literature at the University of Copenhagen, finishing with a Master’s degree in 1974. Having taught for several years in secondary schools in Copenhagen, he was from 1996 to 1999 [...]

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And still the mode offends me

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 […]

Glottis

This is the monologue "Glottis – Half-serious excursion into the translations of the Divine Comedy" of and with Giuliano Turone, which has been shown in recent years several times

The Path Direct

This is a civil theater show named "The Path Direct – The Constitution and Dante Alighieri without distinction of race or language" of and with Giuliano Turone and with Mirko Lodedo at the piano...