Wednesday, April 22, 2020

CCR Remote Lecture: Boccaccio's Decameron - May 8, 2020

Summer 1348 -- seven young ladies and three young men escape plague-stricken Florence and take refuge in a deserted villa where they pass the evenings telling each other... one hundred stories! Written by Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375) during the Black Death epidemic (1348-1349), this is one of Italian literature’s defining works. Its mix of wit, licentiousness, lyrical and tragic aspects make it an unforgettable read, inspiring countless works ever since its first appearance up to modern times.

Join us in our very own virtual deserted villa as we retrace the genesis of stories which have fascinated people through the centuries.

When: Friday, May 8, 2020,
Time: 6.00 p.m. Rome (Central European) Time.
Where: at your home (and where the lecture takes you).
Cost: €10 for members and €15 for non-members. Advance payment required payable by transfer to the CCR bank account.
RSVP: ATTN Joe by 1 p.m. Central European Time on Wed. May 6, 2020. You are financially responsible for your reservation.