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An introduction to the greatest work of medieval literature, which draws upon new dramatic filmed sequences, contemporary images and the work of artists inspired by Dante's epic voyage of the imagination. This film provides the ideal starting point for the study of this major work. Entertaining and informative, Dante and the Divine Comedy will inspire viewers to want to study this work. Featuring: Visual interpretations of 'The Divine Comedy' by the Topiary Dance Group "The Doré illustrations, first published in 1861 " New location footage from Florence, Dante's birthplace " The themes " The plot " The characters " Interpretation and analysis by Professor Zygmont, Dr. Catherine Keen of St John's College, Cambridge, Dr. Simon Gilson of Warwick University, Dr. Robin Kirkpatrick of Robinson College, Cambridge, plus author and leading Dante authority Dr. Anna Lawrence. Written by G. Forman

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