Created by the Shanghai Theatre Academy, the play is a tribute to the extraordinary friendship which bound two 16th century men of science and faith (even if not of the same faith). An ode to understanding between peoples and to respect for one’s fellow man, possible where a love for study and knowledge is sovereign.
When the brutality of mankind reaches depths of unspeakable ferocity, music and poetry restores the dignity of a population.
Accompanied by Enrico Intra, a Prospero composer and live performer, a performance inspired by The Tempest by Shakespeare, directed by Massimo Navone.
Seventy years of the Piccolo Teatro and seventy years of Harlequin: a double anniversary for a theatrical tradition loved the world over.
In Ostermeier’s reading of Shakespeare’s work, the struggle for power has never been so terrible.