Four Special Dante Sessions


J. Productions, Milan (the producers of the extraordinary 24-hour marathon reading of the entire Divine Comedy in Florence) has joined forces with the British Institute of Florence to present four special Zoom sessions, looking closely at some of the most important Cantos.

Each session will explore two selected Cantos with the following sequence:


  • Dante scholar Alexandra Lawrence introduces the Canto in discussion with British playwright & classicist Justin Butcher, artistic director of the 24-hour marathon reading
  • Professional British actors from the 24-hour marathon cast give a dramatic reading of the Canto in English
  • Francesca Mazzotta, an acclaimed Italian poet and Dante scholar, renowned for her beautiful poetry readings, performs the Canto in the original Italian – giving the last word back to Dante

Recordings of the sessions will be sent to all registered participants after each event – so don’t worry if you cannot attend one of the sessions live!



For registration on the British Institute page please click here :  SPEAKING DANTE – British Institute of Florence