*The Talk Show: Live from Florence: Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci
(16 years into the future)*
Dominique (host): Good evening everyone!! Welcome to the Dominique show, Live
from Florence, Italy! Tonight, we have 2 special guests! These are very special
guests because they came from the time machine that Linda Lazzari invented last
Dominique (host): OH! and just remember this, they do not know modern
technology. Now we welcome our first guest, Michelangelo Buonarroti!
Linda (Michelangelo): Ciao, io mi chiamo Michelangelo, nice to meet you,
Dominique (host): So, today, we will be asking some questions to Michelangelo.
Since this is the only chance before he returns to the past. By the way, this
interview is live on TV worldwide.
Dominique (host): It is nice to see you here in the 21st century! How the trip into
the future, was it okay?
Linda (Michelangelo): Yes, it was okay, it was a bit bumpy though!
Dominique (host): Is Michelangelo Buonarroti your full name?
Linda (Michelangelo): No, my full name is; Michelangelo di
Dominique (host): WOW! That is a really long name!! Do you know what it means?
Linda (Michelangelo): It means, “Who resembles God.”
Dominique (host): That is very nice!
Dominique (host): What part of Italy are you from and when is your birthday?
Linda (Michelangelo): I am born on the sixth of March in 1475. I am from Caprese,
near Florence, Italy.
Dominique(host): It is said that you were against the church. Is that true??
Linda(Michelangelo): Well…Yes because they accused me of having an illegal
Dominique(host): Interesting….I never knew that!
Dominique (host): Well Michelangelo, Here is a very big question! What are you
well known for?
Linda (Michelangelo): hmmm..... I did lots of masterpieces, but the ones that sold
the most were:
1. the sculpture of Moses
2. the sculpture of David
3. The painting on the ceiling of the Sistine chapel
Dominique (host): Wow! That was really interesting! Thank you Michelangelo for
letting me interview you!
Linda (Michelangelo): You’re welcome! it was an honor to talk to you future people!
Ciao! (Michelangelo leaves.....)
Dominique (host): Now that was the real Michelangelo!!!! Next up, we have another
great person coming up! After the commercial break!!! (Commercialbreak...15secs)
Dominique (host): We are back!!! The next person that we will be interviewing now
is...............Leonardo Da Vinci!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Linda (Leonardo): Hello humble people! I am very happy to be here. What is your
Dominique (host): My name is Dominique and I will be asking you some questions
tonight on live worldwide! Let’s get started! The first question would be about your
mysteries. So, tell me something about your mysteries.
Linda(Leonardo): Well, I usually used codes and reverse writing for my notes so
that no one could read what I wrote except for me. I was scared that if the things
that I invented/experimented fell into the wrong hands, it would cause lots of
problems. Would that be considered as a mystery?
Dominique (host): Yes! That was an excellent answer! I think that the investigators
learned a lot from that!
Dominique (host): Leonardo, How do you feel now that all of your secrets have
been published, on TV, and in books?
Linda (Leonardo): Wow really? I never knew that! It’ll depend what information the
people know, but as long as the people don’t know how to read my notes, then I
will be fine with that. Then it means that when I return, I might want to make my
notes even harder by making music notes as secret parts leading to my secrets!
Dominique (host): What is the meaning of the, “Vitruvian Man?”
Linda (Leonardo): The Vitruvian Man is based on notes of the work by the famous
architect, Vitruvius. It is a male figure in two positions with his arms and legs apart
and inscribed in a circle and square. The drawing and text are called, “the Canon
Dominique (host): How was your childhood?
Linda (Leonardo): My childhood....The first five years of my life, I lived in the
Hamlet of Anchiano which is the home of my mother. Then from 1457, I lived in the
house of my father, grandparents, uncle, and Francesco Melz’s house. It was there
that I was trained to become an artist.
Dominique (host): What is your full name?
Linda (Leonardo): My full name is Leonardo di serPiero da Vinci.
Dominique (host): Great!! Just asking but who is Francesco Melz?
Linda (Leonardo): OOOH, he is a nobleman's son and he worked a lot with me
because he was a painter. Francesco also accompanied me to my trip to Rome
and France. He is a good friend to work with.
Dominique (host): I bet he was a very good friend....Thank you Leonardo! I think
we got lots of information from this interview!! It was very nice to have you here
Linda (Leonardo): Grazzie!! Grazzie!! e ciao a tutti!!
Dominique (host): Those were some interesting interviews... Thank you for tuning
in on the Dominique show! See you next time!