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COMPAGNIE DES INDES (LA), SOCIETAS RAFFAELLO SANZIO
German, English, French, Italian
The Divine Comedy is a sacred poem by the poet Dante Alighieri. It is comprised of three parts, Inferno (Hell), Purgatorio (Purgatory) and Paradiso (Paradise) and was written between 1307 and 1319.
In Western culture, The Divine Comedy is more than just a literary monument - it is a reference. Even for those who have never read it, this text makes sense and resembles a mythical country, where one visits hell fearing its punishment, and paradise expecting great joy.
Although The Divine Comedy has been part of Romeo Castellucci's life since his adolescence, he does not provide a literal "adaptation". His work is inspired by Dante's text, but more than anything else, he aims to "become" Dante: "In the sense of being Dante, behaving like him, like at the start of a journey into the unknown."
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