VENUS AND ADONIS By William Shakespeare
July 28, 2020
Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis was composed in 1593. It is one of William Shakespeare's longest poems, consisting of 1194 lines and dedicated to Henry Wriothesly, third Earl of Southampton, in which the poet describes the poem as "the first heir of my Invention". The city is infested with the plague and must close the doors of all its theaters to avoid the spread of the epidemic. Shakespeare is inspired by the tenth book of Ovid's Metamorphoses and defines Venus and Adonis as "the first birth of my fantasy". When Shakespeare's school friend Richard Field publishes “Venus and Adonis” it is, immediately, a great success. It can be said that it was the most popular poem of the Elizabethan age. Everyone reads it. Everyone mentions him. They say they have a copy under the pillow and use the words to seduce young women. Much appreciated among gentlemen and courtiers, it soon became a sort of amateur's vademecum, equally popular in the library, boudoir and brothel. It is reprinted over and over again. Field appears to have printed 1000 copies of the first edition. The poem is equally comic, erotic, and moving.
"PROMETHEUS" by Aeskylus
January 01, 2020
Prometheus, thief of fire, enemy of the gods, Prometheus, friend of men, bearer of light, Prometheus, victim and culprit, creature of the past and the future. Prometheus, the arrogant. The myth of Prometheus speaks of us, of the human condition, of its lability, of its duplicity, of its ambivalence and reminds us that the ultimate meaning of our condition is precisely the fact that we are ephemeral. The illusion of identity, the illusion of the ego (Io), the desire for uniqueness, the desire to determine destiny, to control the elements, collapse before the world of the gods.The man of today wonders about fundamental questions – Will there be a future for human life or is there only a catastrophic prospect before us? What role will science and technology play in this catastrophe, seen today exclusively as the light of the future? What tribute will be paid to progress? The loss of memory and identity? The degradation of values and the inexorable transformation into consumers/consumed?
How does today the theme of the relationship between the human and the divine reappear, in such difficult times of intolerance, racism and fundamentalism? Prometheus is the hero of the border, of the mediation between these two worlds, both of them so different. What a terrible thing is the human being. Even more terrible is the world of the gods.
"THE DICTATOR'S LAST NIGHT" by Yasmina Khadra
January 01, 2020
Yasmina Khadra takes us to the heart of the last day lived by Muhammar Gaddafi, "The Brother Guide". These are difficult, desperate hours. It is the last journey of a lonely man, of a corrupt soul, lost in the labyrinth of power. This is a modern tragedy, the tragedy of a man who, page after page, shows us his childhood traumas, his sensitivity, his humanity, his fragility, his fears and his anxieties and then suddenly surprise us with his perversions, his thirst for power, his irremediable desire for self-celebration. Precisely in the unshakable faith in himself and in the conviction of being the chosen, the first, protected by God, Gaddafi, until the last moments, felt untouchable and waited for a miracle. He thought he was the revolutionary, he thought no one would ever betray him. Not even his people.
"Black sea" by Gianni Paris
January 01, 2020
"Black Sea" is not an ordinary show. In this work there are no "characters", there are no "theatrical inventions", nothing "represents" anything. Instead it is a testimony, a reality made of flesh and blood, faces, stories, looks, people. Every day we hear news of shipwrecks in front of the coasts of Libya or in front of our coasts, near Lampedusa, amazed, incredulous, but now irreparably addicted, anesthetized in front of the TV screens of our living rooms. Men, women, children, left to themselves, saved or left to die in the waters of the Mediterranean. In "Black Sea" we face a "journey of hope", on a "cart of the sea": a group of African men, women and children, investing their last savings and entrusting them to the hands of other unscrupulous desperate people who load them up a totally inadequate boat, towards the dream of a new life. A dream paid dearly.
Luca Ronconi, maître d'un théâtre sans limite
PARIS - Conservatoire National Supérieur D’Art Dramatique 1 - 3 December 2016
From December 1 to December 3 at the Conservatoire of Paris Daniele Salvo speaks at the conference and workshops on the work of Luca Ronconi "Luca Ronconi, maître d'un théâtre sans limite" With presentations by Margherita Palli, Claudio Longhi, Roberta Carlotto, Marco Rossi and many other collaborators Luca Ronconi and the participation of Italian and French academics.
MILAN Teatro Ciro Menotti from the 16th to the 26th of October 2016 at 20.30
The Bacchae opens a new window to irrational, to an antique world of a true expressive freedom, of a Dionysian possession, a reflection to the celestial meaning in our life and to the things that are eliminated daily from our lives. The antique world is a scream which came from another time, it is a call to meditation, to waking up the senses, it is the impulse to look inside us in other ways. With Daniele Salvo, Manuela Kustermann, Paolo Bessegato, Paolo Lorimer, Piero Facciotti, Simone Ciampi, Melania Giglio.
MANTUA - Teatro Sociale Monday, November 7th, at 21:00
"The Bacchae" represent a window on the irrational, of an ancient world of real freedom of expression, of Dionysian possession, a reflection on the sense of the divine in our lives and on what, in our daily lives, it is removed. The ancient word is a cry from another era, a call to reflection, to the awakening of the senses, an exhortation to look into it in other ways. With Daniele Salvo, Manuela Kustermann, Paolo Bessegato, Paolo Lorimer, Piero Facciotti, Simone Ciampi, Melania Giglio.
SCIACCA Teatro Samonà Saturday, 29 October 2016 at 20:30
After the great success in the archaeological sites"Teatri di Pietra" at the Teatro Antico di Morgantina on July 8 (sold out) and at the Teatro Antico in Taormina on September 24 (almost 2,000 spectators), the Greek Tragedy Dionysus returns to Sicily on October 29, in the only performance in the closed theaters in Sicily. An unique staging with a cast of very high level actors, in addition to the director Daniele Salvo, Manuela Kustermann, Paolo Bessegato, Paolo Lorimer and Melania Giglio.
COSTANZA (Romania) State Theatre 22 October 2016 at 19:00
After the preview of "Dionysus - The twice-born God" directed by Daniele Salvo, on the 16th of July, with the great Romanian actor Marius Bodochi, the play will be on stage with the company of Constanza State Theater on October 22. The show is specially designed so that an international audience can enjoy the thrill and the beauty of the classical theater, experiencing its purest essence, dropping in the vertigo of the Bacchae of Euripides, letting be hypnotized by Dionysus, the God of the Irrational, the God the Mystery, the God of the Theatre.
ROME Teatro Vascello, 4 - 7 October 2016 at 21:00
One of the most beautiful texts by Jean Genet, one of his most sparkling, where the writer exposes its aesthetics but also its erotic. It is a great hymn to the Poetry of the artistic creation, to the courage of the artists who risk everything to create a little beauty, always walking on the thread of time.
With Andrea Giordana, Giuseppe Zeno, Melania Giglio and the dancers Yari Molinari and Giovanni Scura, directed by Daniele Salvo.
TAORMINA Teatro Antico Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 19:00
After the great success of Morgantina, the Greek Tragedy Dionysus returns to Sicily on September 24 to the TEATRO ANTICO OF TAORMINA. An unique staging, that meets one of the most beautiful sets in the World, the result will be an event to remember, where emotions will be enriched by the picturesque Sunset that will accompany the Greek Tragedy Dionysus.
COSTANZA (Romania) State Theatre 12th of June 2016
Preview of "Dionysus - twice-born God" directed by Daniele Salvo, on July 16, with the great Romanian actor Marius Bodochi and the company of Constanza State Theater.
ROME Teatro Ghione from the 13th to the 19th of December 2015
"The Tempest" was born in a very difficult time: a time when everything is confused and degrades into a frightening superficiality, in an absolute human desert. The man of today is confused, disoriented by the hidden persuaders, he is anaffective, bought from a society that has devoured him, digested, transformed in a blind consumer and into a product of the market. With bowed head we browse the grass portion assigned to us and from our eyes, the eyes of an ancient people, Poetry, the Culture, the Power of thought, the Art fever do not overflow anymore. The ship sinks.