Falstaff e il suo servo

Duration: One hour and 20 minutes without interval

An original creation inspired by Shakespearian drama, the show by Fano and Calenda (who also directs), presents Falstaff not only as the protagonist of the Merry Wives of Windsor, but also in his role in parts I and II of Henry IV and in Henry V.

Reference is made of all the adventures of this man who confuses pleasure with nature and cunning with coincidence, teaming him up with another character, a Servant who - like Iago - believes he is able to tame reality; or like Puck, who thinks he can “put a girdle round the Earth”.
The conflict between the two (which in a sense is that between comedy and drama) also recalls many other famous couples from Shakespearian theatre (Lear and his Fool, Iago and Roderigo, Antonio and Shylock) and theatrical literature in general (from Don Juan and Sganarelle to Vladimir and Estragon). The result is a catalogue of pranks (all of creation is farce, as Verdi/Boito’s Fallstaff would say) inflicted on the character right up to the dramatic epilogue, with the loss of his life-long friend/apprentice King Henry, and his fall into solitude, far from the war of Agincourt where all the others will gain eternal glory.

It is both a comical and dramatic play, a dive into the world of Shakespeare, re-elaborated for a contemporary audience capable of understanding the eternal dual between Fate and Reason.


Piccolo Teatro Strehler
from 19 November to 6 December 2019
Falstaff e il suo servo
by Nicola Fano and Antonio Calenda
based on William Shakespeare
directed by Antonio Calenda
with Franco Branciaroli, Massimo De Francovich
Valentina Violo, Valentina D’Andrea, Alessio Esposito, Matteo Baronchelli
a Centro Teatrale Bresciano, Teatro de Gli Incamminati, Teatro Stabile d’Abruzzo production

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