Enrica Maria Ferrara and Cormac Ó Cuilleanáin present a collection of essays on Italian Prose, Narrative and Theatre.
We know that plays can tell gripping stories, while fiction often turns on vivid dramatic scenes. How does this work? What is gained, what is lost as we switch between page and stage? In this challenging book, eleven international scholars debate the dynamic relationship between narrative and performance, using many examples from Italian authors: from Boccaccio to Fo, Pirandello to Gadda, Biblical tragedy to singers of tales on Sicilian streets and piazzas.
Enrica Maria Ferrara is translator and Teaching Fellow of Trinity College Italian Department.
Cormac Ó Cuilleanáin is translator and retired professor from Trinity College Italian Department.
The event will be in English.