Romeo Castellucci: Giudizio, Possibilità, Essere (Judgement, Opportunity, Being)
Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio
Romeo Castellucci, director
Performed in Italian with subtitles in French and Dutch.
Chiara Causa , Silvia Costa , Laura Dondoli , Irene Petris , tien vrouwelijke figuranten
The eighteenth century German poet Friedrich Hölderlin was so fascinated by the figure of Empedocles that he decided to write a modern tragedy about the life - or rather the death - of this ancient Greek natural philosopher. He is said to have thrown himself into Mount Etna to prove his divinity. Hölderlin's attempts at literature were fraught with difficulty: three successive versions of The Death of Empedocles remained unfinished. This inspired Romeo Castellucci to create a new play.
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