Tre modi per non morire is a theatrical journey through three important moments in which a number of poets practised the art of not dying, teaching us to seek out life; Baudelaire, Dante and the Greeks. In a single evening, the performance will see the interweaving of Baudelaire in Monsieur Baudelaire, quando finirà la notte?, which explains how beauty can counter depression and injustice, Dante in Le voci di Dante, which explains how poetry becomes romance and salvation, and the Greeks in Il fuoco sapiente, which tells how poetry and philosophy stimulate a vision of the future. The theatrical journey on which Servillo embarks, navigating through the three evocations of Montesano, is a voyage through poetry as a possible form of our lives, a voyage that aims to serve as an antidote to the stagnation of thought, to the non-life that tends to swallow us up. The Greeks invented theatre as a way to understand themselves in the world and find a freshness of mind that opens to new horizons; the theatre of Tre modi per non morire is a way to rediscover those words that an actor expresses with their entire body and mind to nourish their, and our, interiority. We are disturbed and frightened, and we all feel that we lack something that we desperately need; we lack love, we lack life. And so? And so there is nothing left but to try and be alive.
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