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Sixteen Tomes: The Lost Worlds of Leone de’ Sommi — Dramatic Readings with Commentary

Wednesday, February 27 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Royce Hall 314, 10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles , CA 90095 United States
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On the night of January 25th and 26th, 1904, a fire ravaged the National University Library of Turin, Italy, destroying 30,000 books and half its 4200 manuscripts. Among the latter were sixteen unique volumes containing the complete writings of Leone de’ Sommi (c. 1525-c. 1590), the Jewish-Italian scholar, playwright, director, and actor from Mantua. Only a handful of Leone’s works survived the conflagration. In anticipation of the carnivalesque Jewish festival of Purim, this program aims to reconstruct (to the extent possible), analyze, and celebrate Leoni de’ Sommi’s unique synthesis of Italian and Jewish culture. Readings mostly in English (with samplings of Hebrew and Italian for flavor).

Hosted by: Ariane Helou (UCLA),  Erith Jaffe-Berg (UC Riverside), Elsa Martinez (UCLA), and Daniel Stein Kokin (UCLA and Universität Greifswald)

Please click this link to register and let us know you’re attending. No fee. Limited seating. Self-pay parking in lots 2, 3, and 4. Parking information at main.transportation.ucla.edu/campus-parking/visitors

Funding for this event is provided by the Betty and Sanford Sigoloff Endowment for the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

Details

Date:
Wednesday, February 27
Time:
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Venue

Royce Hall 314
10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles , CA 90095 United States

Organizer

CMRS
Phone:
310-825-1880
Email:
cmrs@humnet.ucla.edu
Website:
cmrs.ucla.edu