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AGA Book Club: The Decameron

February 26, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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by Giovanni Boccaccio
Green Studio, Singhmar Centre for Art Education, Lower Level
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Our setting is mid-fourteenth century Italy, the country-side outside of Florence. Ten young men and women have fled the city, hoping to escape the plague by sheltering in a country estate. To while away the time, they tell stories each evening—love stories both happy and sad, tales of virtue and of wit and the battle between the sexes. Written over six hundred years ago, Boccaccio’s stories have inspired the work of generations of writers from Shakespeare to Poe.

Held in conjunction with Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums.

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February 26, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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