The events will be broadcast on the Piccolo’s Facebook every Thursday from 22 April to 27 May 2021 at 6 p.m.
From the theatre to the cinema, from traditional media to social networks, the representation of power has never ceased to be a political act with extremely important ethical, psychological and social implications.
Through a series of conversations and interventions in which different personalities from the world of culture focus on the various forms of contemporary representations of power and their ethical and psychological implications, the itinerary aims to provide an examination, from various perspectives, of the mechanisms that represent power and their repercussions in artistic language, in mass communication, in the creation of a collective perception of the meaning and values tied to an idea - or multiple ideas - of “power”.
The project will be accompanied by the screening of the play The revengers’ tragedy by Thomas Middleton, directed by Declan Donnellan, in a version specially produced to be broadcast via streaming, and the new production by the Piccolo A German Life, by Christopher Hampton, based on the true story and accounts of Brunhilde Pomsel, directed by Claudio Beccari and starring Franca Nuti.
Thursday 22 April 2021, 6 p.m.
La tentazione del potere
a conversation with Massimo Recalcati
introduced by Claudio Longhi moderated by Anna Piletti
The attraction of power for human beings is founded on a form of ambivalence: on the one hand people aspire to wield power, and on the other they seek refuge from the responsibility of their own freedom by unquestioningly submitting to those who hold power.
With the conviction that theatrical training can promote theatrical thought and be a fundamental part of education for young spectators, events for schools have been organised in two complimentary cycles. The first is structured in three large-scale events that are open two all schools in Italy, with participating institutes ideally also following another three events on Western theatre. The second, correlated with the broadcasting of The Revenger’s Tragedy, is made up of a series of specially organised events dedicated to classes or school groups, who will be able to use the play to study - in accordance with diverse teaching approaches - aspects such as the playwright and his era, the text and its staging. The events may involve audio/visual material from Piccolo TV, our archives and - above all - exchanges with the artists involved in the production.
All the events are free of charge and will take place on Microsoft Teams (click here and dowload the app)
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16 April 2021, 11 a.m.
Il teatro sacro: una questione di popolo, non solo di chiesa
A lesson held by Andrea Chiodi
22 April 2021, 3 p.m.
Il teatro elisabettiano e il dramma barocco
A lesson held by Francesco Bianchi in conversation with Anna Piletti
28 April 2021, 3 p.m.
Brecht -- Il classico della modernità, la modernità di un classico
A lesson held by Marco Castellari