A Midsummer Night’s Dream
from WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
ELSINOR CENTRO DI PRODUZIONE TEATRALE
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This edition of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is inspired by the Seventies, a moment of tension and collapse of society: in Italy for example, student movements became increasingly armed and militant, throwing the country in a state of perpetual alarm. In essence, it was a need for generational detachment with the class that had made wars, of an a priori oedipal process. Punk, Art Rock and Glam Rock were born in those years; musical expressions that eliminate all the conventions imposed by the fathers: gender ambiguity, androgyny become an instrument to escape from the Law of the Father. The same law – the Athenian – from which the four lovers flee, to take refuge in the place – the Forest – where everything is allowed, in which the human dynamics are not determined by patriarchal superstructures, in which the Spirits may be male, female or both.
The plot thus becomes a clash between people who are unable to make choices, and those who think they should be able to decide the freedom of others.
The comedians represent the emotional fulcrum of the text, which divides the world into two: who is able and who is not able to believe beyond what is manifest and rational.
Translated, adapted and directed by FILIPPO RENDA
Set and Costumes ELEONORA ROSSI
Light and Sound ROSSANO SIRAGUSANO
Make up by the students of ACCADEMIA ALLA SCALA
Cast ASTRID CASALI, AURELIO DI VIRGILIO, MATTEO GATTA, MAURO LAMANTIA, LUCA OLDANI, BEPPE SALMETTI, MATTIA SARTONI, LAURA SERENA, IRENE SERINI, ESTER SPASSINI
With the support of NEXT LABORATORIO DELLE IDEE 2017-2018