LIVE VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE | Boccaccio’s Storytelling Art of Living Well
Presented by Dr. Eric Nicholson
With Additional Commentary by Dr. Rocky Ruggiero
The late great Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez explained how we can live our lives to tell our tales, but the first great Italian prose author, Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375), still shows us how telling tales can keep us alive. How? Thanks to his collection of 100 (actually 100 ¾) “novelle” called The Decameron: this all-time classic of Italian and world literature has more to teach us than ever, since its stories are told by a group of ten young storytellers, in order to help them survive the traumas of the 1348 “Black Death” pandemic. In this unique interactive event hosted by Professor Eric Nicholson, of Syracuse University Florence and NYU Florence, Boccaccio will appear before your eyes, to tell you not only of his fascinating life in 14th century Italy, but also how he learned that the art of storytelling enables us to live, and to live well.
The live virtual performance will include a 45-minute performance/lecture followed by 15-minutes of Q&A.
- Your participation is confirmed once you have purchased your ticket. You will receive the Zoom link to join the presentation circa 30 minutes before the start time.
- VIDEO RECORDING of the live virtual performance will be available for unlimited streaming at your convenience for 7 days after the event.