Wed, Mar 01|
Westchester Italian Cultural Center
Prof. Joe Spedaliere's final study series on the Black Plague & Boccaccio’s guide to survival: “Maraviglioso Boccaccio"
This evening’s presentation will focus on “Maraviglioso Boccaccio”, the 2015 free-wheeling film version of the “Decameron” authored by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani.
Time & Location
Mar 01, 2023, 6:45 PM
Westchester Italian Cultural Center, 1 Generoso Pope Pl, Tuckahoe, NY 10707, USA
About the event
After having studied the devastating nature of the greatest pandemic to ever strike humanity - la Peste Nera, 1348-1351 - and Giovanni Boccaccio’s literary response to dealing with it, we are now ready to be treated to a magnificent cinematic depiction of his incomparable human comedy, the “Decameron”.
Welcome to the 3rd and final installment of our study series on the Black Plague and Boccaccio’s guide to survival. This evening’s presentation will focus on “Maraviglioso Boccaccio”, the 2015 free-wheeling film version of the “Decameron” authored by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani. In it, we will follow Boccaccio’s lieta compagnia as they seek refuge in the idyllic countryside from the deadly scourge raging in Florence. On their 2-week retreat in the sanctuary of nature, the young, beautiful and vivacious protagonists revel in the joys of love and the beauty of life. After almost 700 years, Boccaccio’s work is as relevant, entertaining and educational as ever.
We look forward to seeing you all in our celebration of love and the rebirth of life.
Maraviglioso Boccaccio$25.00+$0.63 service fee