- 23 May 2016
The performance/dramatic intervention Julius Caesar. Spare parts by the celebrated Italian director Romeo Castellucci premièred in Bologna in March 2014 as part of the tribute to the director entitled: “ And the Fox said to the Crow: a lesson in General Linguistics”. It is a condensed version of the historic production of Julius Caesarstaged in 1997, one of the most ground-breaking and subversive works ever created by the Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio.
In Spare parts, the audience is presented with three historic figures in turn from the worlds of theatre and politics: the mysterious gentleman "... fski ", a reference to the father of the dramatic art, Constantin Stanislavski; an old and silent Julius Caesar; and the powerful orator, Mark Anthony, who is played by an actor who has had a tracheotomy.
With the help of technology, the audience—as though peeping through a keyhole—will descend into the actor’s innards to discover the mechanism that produces the voice and words. On stage, an internal struggle and a heroic encounter as the rhetoric of words gives way to the rhetoric of the body, which becomes the sole channel for authentic discourse, and as the concepts are gradually drained of power by the very attempt to render them in words. The production poses questions about rhetoric, the art of acting, the power of persuasion and the omnipotence of content-free political discourse.
The performance will be in Italian, with Greek surtitles.
- 23 May 2016
A dramatic intervention that takes Shakespeare’s work as its starting point
Concept & direction: Romeo Castellucci
Julius Caesar: Gianni Plazzi
Mark Anthony: Dalmazio Masini
“…fski…”: Sergio Scarlatella
and the Greek actors Giorgos Tsiantoulas and Periklis Fokianos
Assistant Director: Silvano Voltolina
Sound: Andrea Melega
Production Manager: Benedetta Briglia
Promotion-Communication: Valentina Bertolino, Gilda Biasini
Management: Michela Medri, Elisa Bruno, Simona Barducci
Financial Adviser: Massimiliano Coli
Production: Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio