La tragedia del vendicatore

Duration: one hour and 50 minutes without interval

The performance on 22 February 2020 will be surtitled in English.
Surtitles provided by Prescott Studio 

An extraordinary success last season with both audiences and critics, The Revenger’s tragedy returns to the Teatro Strehler before once again departing for a prestigious international tour. A play which the British Declan Donnellan, who also wrote the adaptation of the original work, has led Italian audiences to rediscover the English baroque playwright Thomas Middleton.

In an unspecified Italian court, Graziana’s sons and Castiza’s brothers Vindice and Ippolito meet in front of the Ducal Palace. Vindice, as his name suggests, seeks vengeance at any price for the death of his fiancée Gloriana, who was raped and poisoned by the Duke just before they were due to wed. In order to succeed with his daring plan, he will have to disguise himself and assume the role of an admirer, thus gaining the favour of those in power. From that privileged position, he will have the opportunity of observing how corruption is not only inseparable from power, but how it has unfortunately also begun to infect the members of his own family...

This was the idea that allowed Thomas Middleton to create, at the very beginning of the 17th century, a theatrical drama which is above all a reflection on the plots, corruption, hypocrisy and violence which characterised political life at the time.

A master of Shakespearian theatre and its contemporary re-reading, Donnellan focuses on dark irony, on paradox, on the feverish melancholy which envelops the characters, bringing to light - also through an entertaining touch of “pulp” and an irresistible score - the extraordinary convergence between the original work and the present day.

Piccolo Teatro Strehler
from 22 to 28 February 2020
La tragedia del vendicatore
by Thomas Middleton
adapted by Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod
directed by Declan Donnellan
italian version Stefano Massini
sets and costumes Nick Ormerod
lighting Judith Greenwood, Claudio De Pace
original music Gianluca Misiti
assistant director Francesco Bianchi
collaborator for stage movements Alessio Romano
with (in alphabetical order) Ivan Alovisio, Marco Brinzi, Fausto Cabra, Flavio Capuzzo Dolcetta, Christian Di Filippo, Raffaele Esposito, Ruggero Franceschini, Pia Lanciotti, Errico Liguori, Marta Malvestiti, David Meden, Massimiliano Speziani, Beatrice Vecchione, Marouane Zotti
a Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d’Europa / Emilia-Romagna Teatro Fondazione coproduction

The performance on 22 February 2020 will be surtitled in English.
Surtitles provided by Prescott Studio

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