“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” – Leonardo da Vinci
With my Italian Renaissance-inspired THE GIRL IN THE GLASS set to release in mid-September, when I found out Divine Rivalry was being staged at the Old Globe Theater here in San Diego, I knew I had to see it. I spent month after month researching for this book, which is set in Florence, in both the current day and the mid 1500s. So my interest was definitely piqued.
With a cast of just four men, this play takes you to “16th-century Florence, where two of the world’s greatest artists, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, face off in a painting competition orchestrated by political mastermind Niccolò Machiavelli. This contest forms the backdrop for an even greater battle as the leading minds of the Renaissance clash over political gain, personal riches and the immortality of art.”
If you live in or near San Diego, and you love history, I recommend you see it. The cast members are wonderfully gifted, and the actor who played Da Vinci, utterly convincing.