‘Dante: Inferno to Paradise’ two-night event

Monday, March 18 and 19 at 8 p.m.

Enjoy a two-night event featuring “Dante: Inferno to Paradise.” Explore the exciting life of Dante Alighieri and his renowned long, narrative poem, “The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri.”

March 18 – The Inferno

Explore the historical background of medieval Florence from 1216 to Dante’s birth in 1265, dramatic details of Dante’s childhood, education and early literary and political career, culminating in his exile in 1302, and his decision to begin “The Divine Comedy” in 1306.

March 19 – Resurrection

Explore Dante’s experience in exile, and his completion of the last two parts of the “Comedy,” shortly before his death in Ravenna in 1321. Interweaving, soaring scenes drawn from Purgatory and Paradise, the film goes on to explore the afterlife and literary and cultural fate of Dante’s masterpiece from the time of his death to today.

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