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The Divine Comedy (version 2 Dramatic Reading)

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The Divine Comedy (in Italian, Divina Commedia, or just La commedia or Comedia) is an epic poem written by Dante Alighieri in the first decades of the 14th Century, during his exile from his native Florence. Considered the most important work of Italian literature, the poem has also has enormous historical influence on western literature and culture more generally. Dante represents the three realms of the afterlife in his three canticles (Inferno--Hell; Purgatorio--Purgatory; Paradiso--Paradise) in a way that reflects and, at the same time, goes beyond Christian tradition of the 14th Century. Dante is sometimes called "The father of the Italian language" for the linguistic influence of the Comedy, which helped to elevate his native Florentine Tuscan dialect to the level of national standard. The poem is written in the first person, and tells of Dante's journey through the three realms of the dead, lasting from the night before Good Friday to the Wednesday after Easter in the spring of 1300. The Roman poet Virgil guides him through Hell and Purgatory; Beatrice, Dante's ideal woman, guides him through Heaven. (Summary by Mary J)
MC: Leni
BC: Mary J
DPL, Editor: Michele Eaton


Cast:
Heavenly Messenger, Pier della Vigna, Malacoda, Sordello, Sapia, Angel of Temperance, Leah, Nymph 2, Piccarda: Sarah Terry
Pier da Medicina: Adele de Pignerolles
Homer, Minotaur, Jacopo Rusticucci, Pope Nicholas, Master Adam, Cato, Manfred, King Solomon, Adam: alanmapstone
Tree, Tree 2, A Soul in the Sphere of Mercury: Amy Gramour
Peter Damian: David Lawrence
Sinner 1, Megaera, Soul 2, Widow, Wife of Pisistratus, Siren, Lustful Soul 1, Nymph 7: Availle
Mohammed, Corrado Malaspina: BeniaminoMassimo
Minos: Bryan Rupert
Aglauros, Pisistratus, Abbot of St Zeno: DomBombadil
Ulysses: David N Winkler
Count Ugolino, Soul 3, St James: Beth Thomas
Plutus, Calvalcante dei Calvalcanti, Giacomo da SantAndrea, Alessio Interminei of Lucca, Vanni Fucci, Guido da Montefeltro, Sinon, Nimrod, Buonconte Da Montefeltro, Guard, Oderisi, Envious Soul 3, Marco, A Pope, Forese Donati, Guido Guinizelli, Griffon, Justinian, Thomas Aquinas, St Peter: Andrew Coleman
Cacus: GaylorSwift
Ciacco, Sinner 3, Lano, Tegghiaio Aldobrandi, Malebranche 2, Fra Catalan, Puccio Sciancato, Boniface VIII, Capocchio, Frate Alberigo, Belacqua, Judge Nino, Envious Soul 4, Guido del Duca, Nymph 3, Charles Martel, Bonaventure, St Bernard: Zach K
Bertran de Born, Angry Mob: Johnny Alexander
Narrator, Beatrice: Mary J
Charon, Filippo Argenti, Chiron, Guido Guerra, Venedico Caccianimico, Swindler: inflected
Proud Soul 2, Nymph 4: Jessie Yun
Francesca da Rimini: Amanda Friday
Angry Mob 1, Angel of Peace, Singing Elder, Nymph 5: K Cotter
Wrathful Soul, Tisiphone, Farinata, Nessus, Capaneus, Malebranche 1, Fra Loderingo, Snakeman, Black Cherub, Mosca, Camiscione dei Pazzi, Casella, Pia, Angel, Proud Soul 3, Envious Soul 2, Thunderous Voice, Angry Mob 4, Lavinia, Slothful Soul 1, Angel of Zeal, Hugh Capet, Bonagiunta, Lustful Soul 3, Soul in Eden 1, Many Souls Voice 3, Nymph 1, Folco, St Benedict, St John: Kristin Gjerløw
Omberto, Rinieri dal Calboli, Avaricious/Prodigal Penitent, Statius, Many Souls Voice 4: Leni
Virgil: Anna Simon
Phlegyas: LibriNinja
Lucia, Malebranche 4, Penitent Soul, Jacopo del Cassero, Lucia, Angel of Humility, Other Souls 2, Many Souls Voice 5, Nymph 6: Lydia
Brunetto Latini: Martin Geeson
Bocca degli Abati: Alex Lane
Excommunicated Repentant Soul: Nan Mig
Alecto, Trajan: Patrick Eaton
Cacciaguida: Vin Reilly
Griffolino, Slothful Soul 4: Rob Board
Sinner 2, A Florentine Bush, Malebranche 5, Traitor 2, Angry Mob 2, Slothful Soul 3, Lustful Soul 2, Soul in Eden 2, Many Souls Voice 2: Rosslyn Carlyle
Avaricious, Prodigal Penitent 2: Ruth Golding
Singing Souls, Angel of Purity, Matelda, Singing Angels: Shakira Searle
Avaricious Soul, Agnello, Angry Mob, Cunizza: Holly Alexander
Virgin Mary, Prodigal Soul, Demon, Usurer, Traitor 1, Late Repentant Soul, Proud Soul 1, Envious Soul 1, Angel of Generosity, Holy Lady, Other Souls 1, Voice, Many Souls Voice 1, Eagle: TriciaG
Dante: Peter Tucker
Malebranche 3, Buoso, Angry Mob, Slothful Soul 2: Vincent Alexander
Daniel Arnaut: Vespero
(13 hr 4 min)

Chapters

000 - Dramatis Personae

10:52

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001 - Inferno I

7:44

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002 - Inferno II

7:23

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003 - Inferno III

7:27

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004 - Inferno IV

8:15

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005 - Inferno V

7:45

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006 - Inferno VI

6:32

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007 - Inferno VII

7:11

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008 - Inferno VIII

6:59

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009 - Inferno IX

7:14

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010 - Inferno X

7:33

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011 - Inferno XI

6:44

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012 - Inferno XII

7:53

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013 - Inferno XIII

8:26

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014 - Inferno XIV

8:09

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015 - Inferno XV

8:13

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016 - Inferno XVI

7:40

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017 - Inferno XVII

7:19

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018 - Inferno XVIII

7:29

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019 - Inferno XIX

7:34

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020 - Inferno XX

7:34

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021 - Inferno XXI

7:35

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022 - Inferno XXII

7:51

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023 - Inferno XXIII

7:38

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024 - Inferno XXIV

8:09

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025 - Inferno XXV

7:55

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026 - Inferno XXVI

7:28

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027 - Inferno XXVII

8:19

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028 - Inferno XXVIII

7:47

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029 - Inferno XXIX

7:27

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030 - Inferno XXX

9:50

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031 - Inferno XXXI

7:47

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032 - Inferno XXXII

7:17

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033 - Inferno XXXIII

8:43

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034 - Inferno XXXIV

7:48

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035 - Purgatorio I

8:02

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036 - Purgatorio II

7:23

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037 - Purgatorio III

8:20

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038 - Purgatorio IV

7:16

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039 - Purgatorio V

7:16

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040 - Purgatorio VI

8:05

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041 - Purgatorio VII

7:14

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042 - Purgatorio VIII

7:33

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043 - Purgatorio IX

7:38

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044 - Purgatorio X

7:13

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045 - Purgatorio XI

8:34

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046 - Purgatorio XII

7:28

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047 - Purgatorio XIII

8:00

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048 - Purgatorio XIV

7:44

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049 - Purgatorio XV

8:03

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050 - Purgatorio XVI

8:50

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051 - Puragtorio XVII

7:33

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052 - Purgatorio XVIII

8:09

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053 - Purgatorio XIX

8:38

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054 - Purgatorio XX

8:06

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055 - Purgatorio XXI

7:34

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056 - Purgatorio XXII

8:19

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057 - Purgatorio XXIII

7:41

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058 - Purgatorio XXIV

8:23

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059 - Purgatorio XXV

7:43

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060 - Purgatorio XXVI

8:03

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061 - Purgatorio XXVII

7:54

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062 - Purgatorio XXVIII

9:18

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063 - Purgatorio XXIX

7:45

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064 - Purgatorio XXX

7:30

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065 - Purgatorio XXXI

7:39

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066 - Purgatorio XXXII

8:04

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067 - Purgatorio XXXIII

7:20

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068 - Paradiso I

7:17

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069 - Paradiso II

7:03

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070 - Paradiso III

6:51

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071 - Paradiso IV

6:52

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072 - Paradiso V

6:48

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073 - Paradiso VI

9:11

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074 - Paradiso VII

6:38

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075 - Paradiso VIII

7:57

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076 - Paradiso IX

7:30

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077 - Paradiso X

8:27

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078 - Paradiso XI

8:57

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079 - Paradiso XII

7:50

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080 - Paradiso XIII

9:40

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081 - Paradiso XIV

7:07

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082 - Paradiso XV

7:59

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083 - Paradiso XVI

8:54

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084 - Paradiso XVII

7:20

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085 - Paradiso XVIII

6:42

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086 - Paradiso XIX

7:48

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087 - Paradiso XX

7:48

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088 - Paradiso XXI

7:18

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089 - Paradiso XXII

7:46

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090 - Paradiso XXIII

7:17

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091 - Paradiso XXIV

8:17

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092 - Paradiso XXV

6:47

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093 - Paradiso XXVI

7:38

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094 - Paradiso XXVII

7:55

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095 - Paradiso XXVIII

6:27

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096 - Paradiso XXIX

6:24

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097 - Paradiso XXX

6:58

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098 - Paradiso XXXI

7:17

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099 - Paradiso XXXII

7:45

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100 - Paradiso XXXIII

8:01

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Bewertungen

love it!!!!

(5 Sterne)

thank you so much all, for taking the time to record such a wonderful version! such fantastic language! I just wish I could have understood it all on the first go! but as with any great book, multiple readings (or listenings) are often necessary.

awesome!

(5 Sterne)

Fantastic reading -- I really enjoyed this version, especially the readers for the narrator (Dante) and Virgil. A couple readers were a bit off (one woman in particular has a very odd cadence that is distracting. It's not too annoying for some minor characters but she does read a longish monologue in Paradiso that is at odds with the general emotion of the rest of the work). Love that there are singers, too! Kudos to a few readers in Inferno who really make their sufferings come across well. Def worth downloading!

Phantasmic

(5 Sterne)

Wonderfully read. Beautifully arranged. There's even singing. Yet, even with all the effulgence (or maybe because of it), paradise seems boring. TripAdvisor might give it 3.5 stars. Better than the alternatives. But still lacking in (earthly) delights.

Awesome and totally epic

(5 Sterne)

I am a fan of literary poetry and this is my second favorite

Amongst the Greatest of All Human Works

(5 Sterne)

(5 Sterne)

THANK YOU! This is an excellent narration

mostly okay

(3 Sterne)

I really liked some readers but others fell very flat... I also couldn't get into the character of the poet a male character that for some reason the part was read by a woman, it may not bother others but I found it read emotionless and can't see why they had a woman read it when there were many male readers for other characters.

(2,5 Sterne)

We'll read, but I find the topic boring.