I fratelli Karamazov

Duration: two hours and 30 minutes with interval

«Dostoevsky, Shakespeare and Beckett were the three great writers who have helped me in my attempt to understand life: Shakespeare’s immense palate of colours representing the human soul, and the tragedy of life which becomes farce and the farce of life which turns into tragedy in the work of Beckett and Dostoevsky, all led me to understand the magnificent responsibility that mankind has in understanding itself”.
It is with these words that Mauri introduces the work which, together with Roberto Sturno and the director Matteo Tarasco, has been carried out on The Brothers Karamazov, the last of Dostoevsky’s novels.

The story of three brothers, Dmitri (passion), Ivan (reason) and Alexei (love), their terrible father, Fyodor , debauched and violent, and Smerdyakov, their step-brother and servant, comes to the stage. Who killed Fyodor, and why? Was it Dmitri, the prime suspect, or was it someone else? The exceptional nature of Karamazov, beyond the main plot of the novel, also lies other pages of extraordinary beauty such as The Grand Inquisitor, or in the long discussion between the atheist Ivan and the religious Alexei on the sense of the suffering of innocents, in particular of children, in a world which is allegedly governed by divine intervention.

“It is a Russian-style comédie humaine, - concludes Tarasco - where money, mud and blood flow together. An absolute, ruthless, and extreme story which leaves no room for redemption”.

Piccolo Teatro Strehler
from 3 to 15 March 2020
I fratelli Karamazov
by Fyodor Dostoevsky
theatrical version by Glauco Mauri and Matteo Tarasco
directed by Matteo Tarasco
sets Francesco Ghisu
costumes Chiara Aversano
music Giovanni Zappalorto
lighting Alberto Biondi
with Glauco Mauri, Roberto Sturno
and with (in order of appearance) Paolo Lorimer, Pavel Zelinskiy, Gabriele Anagni, Laurence Mazzoni, Maria Chiara Centorami, Viviana Altieri
a Mauri Sturno Company - Fondazione Teatro della Toscana production

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