This is dramatic adaptation and translation of Inferno, Dante’s first book of his Divine Comedy. The work maintains Dante’s division of 34 Cantos and is written in blank verse, giving it a Shakespearean feel. Virgil guides Dante through all the levels of Hell, encountering sinners and their tormentors at every level until they finally reach Satan in Canto 34.
Several cantos have been staged at various events at Newman University. Most recently on November 28, 2018, as part of An Evening of Dante, that featured Stanley Lombardo reading from his translation, Newman students performed cantos 3, 13, 21-22.