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La morte di Danton / Danton’s Death
/ La morte di Danton / Danton’s Death
Alexander Popovski directs a truly international production of Buchner’s masterpiece Danton’s Death: an exploration of liberty, fraternity and equality, the universal values of the French Revolution.
year 2003
text Georg Büchner, Italian translation by Alessandro Berti
directed by Aleksandar Popovski
Viviana Stafuzza (assistant director)
cast Cristian Maria Giammarini, Roberto Latini, Alessandro Riceci, Fabrizia Sacchi, Lorenza Sorino, Filippo Timi, Franz Cantalupo, Guido Feruglio, Alan Malusà, Stefano Piu and Chiara Tomarelli
set & lighting design lighting by Alberto Bevilaqua and Aleksandar Popovski
sets and costumes by Angelina Atlagic and Susy Urbani (assistant)
music Kiril Dzajkovski
additional details Lighting provider Chiara Martinelli
sets built in the Css workchop by Toni Ceschia, Massimo Teruzzi and Vito Tomasino
production co-produced by CSS Teatro stabile di innovazione del FVG and Theorem with funding and support from the European Union Culture 2000 Programme - Paris, Intercult – Stockholm, The Goethe Institute – Milan, and the Fondazione CRUP - Udine
 

Ours is a time in which the words liberty, fraternity and equality have become infused with foreboding and in which the bounds of their meaning has become transient, constantly shifting as they are bent to accommodate increasingly diverse interpretations. Putting his trust in the intuition and modernity of Georg Büchner’s great work, Aleksandar Popovski, the young Macedonian theatre director leading this truly international production, re-explores these concepts and the meanings of the words which are part of the precious legacy of the French revolution and the foundation upon which all western democracies are built. The cast re-unites some of Italy’s best young actors, bringing them together to portray all the inherent contradictions embodied in these words and raise pressing questions concerning events currently unfolding in the world today: who are those acting in the name of liberty? Who is pointing the trigger and who is being shot at? How can it be that an idea as magnificent as equality has become the most violent in the world? Is it really true that we are all born different?

 

 

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