Take an immersive virtual tour of Italy, focusing on Venice, Siena, Rome, and Palermo. Learn about the history of Italian art, view the country’s most famous landmarks in 360, and discover online exhibits from museums across the country.
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Don't miss Six Characters in Search of an Author (Premieres May 5)
Six Characters in Search of an Author. Luigi Pirandello. Adapted by Edward Storer.
The curtain rises on stories left unfinished. During a routine rehearsal, six strangers show up unannounced declaring themselves fictional characters who would like a word with their author. Finding humour in the absurd, their family drama unfolds in a conflict between illusion and reality. Pirandello’s metatheatrical masterpiece navigates the human search for meaning and the personal desire for control.
Audiences enjoy unlimited access to the audio drama from the premiere date until June 30, 2021. You will receive an email on May 5 with a link to log into your account and listen to an embedded audio file through your computer or device. To purchase a Passport Subscription and enjoy all eight productions, CLICK HERE.
Complimentary access for Front Line Workers and members of our Free 25 and Under program sponsored by Sun Life.
COMING SOON: CBC IDEAS - ITALY indepth Podcast (Premieres May 5)
IDEAS is a deep-dive into contemporary thought and intellectual history. Using Six Characters in Search of an Author as a launching-off point, host Nahlah Ayed sits down with artists to discuss the cultural context to understand this Italian drama, and what it might have to say to our contemporary Canadian context. FREE
EXTEND YOUR STAY
Explore Arts and Culture
Take a virtual tour of the world-famous chapel located in the official home of the Pope. The interior of the Sistine Chapel is covered in frescos by some of Italy’s most renowned painters.
See inside a museum in Modena dedicated to the life and work of Enzo Ferrari, the founder of the Ferrari sports car manufacturer.
Take a virtual, 360 tour through Florence’s Uffizi Gallery, one of the world’s most prominent and most visited art museums, featuring the art collection of the Medici family.
Explore the art of Emergence, an International Festival of Street Art and Urban Actions in the small town of Giardini Naxos on the island of Sicily.
Explore Italy's oldest modern art museum, with over 47,000 works of modern art and the largest artist's film and video collections in Europe.
The Theatrical Canon - Italy
9 OTHER PLAYS CURATED BY SOULPEPPER ARTISTS AND LOCAL SCHOLARS TO READ AND ENJOY! INQUIRE ABOUT THESE TITLES AT YOUR LOCAL INDEPENDENT BOOKSHOP OR LIBRARY.