Saint Francis of Assisi on the Mountain of La Verna
According to the Catholic faith, in 1224 on the mountain of La Verna in Italy,
Saint Francis of Assisi miraculously received wounds resembling those of
the crucified Jesus (known as the stigmata). This seventeenth-century work about this holy site
includes engraved plates based on drawings by Florentine artist Jacopo
Ligozzi. This illustration shown above, created by Lino Moroni in 1612, displays moveable flaps that are mounted as part of the design!
I knew [In The Flesh] was a beautiful, beautiful, original script. Beautifully written and it was very original and different from anything else., I knew that. But I didn’t quite expect the following it would gain around the world and stuff. That’s totally mad and really exciting.
Newberry is hopeful that Kieren’s struggle and discovery of inner strength will make him a relatable lead character for viewers who might feel under-represented. “It does bring up really important issues that need to be talked about, like teenage suicide and anxiety. Kieren is an incredibly anxious guy, and In The Flesh talks about anxiety in a way that I don’t think many things do. Anxiety’s not spoken about, it’s sort of ignored, I think. Hopefully Kieren will be a voice for those people, that’s my hope.”