Antony and Cleopatra It is one of the most famous historical tragedies of the theatrical production of William Shakespeare, appeared on stage in the 1607 and published in five acts in the 1623. The drama will be revisited for the sixth edition of the Naples Theater Festival from the director Luca de Fusco and the world premiere will go on stage 9 and 10 June at the Mercadante Theater.
The original tragedy focuses on some historical and political events of the Roman empire, dwelling on the passionate relationship between Marco Antonio and Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. The last battles between Marco Antonio and the future emperor of Rome are followed Ottaviano, until the suicide of Antonio and Cleopatra who die one in the arms of the other, in a scene due to another famous tragedy: Romeo e Giulietta.
Antony and Cleopatra it is the tragedy of passion, of lust, of instinctive impulses that annul human rationality, generating inner chaos that lead to tragic consequences. The two characters are not tragic heroes but full of ambiguity, whose final death does not transmit compassion but in them prevails the pride, the astuteness, the absence of scruples.
The tragedy has been reread and revisited by the Festival's director and artistic director Luca de Fusco that has transformed it into a scenographic writing of great visual and emotional impact, where the relationship between word and music prevails. Composer of the pieces that act as a dramaturgical carrier is Ran Bathroom, Israeli musician of the Vertigo Dance Company, the dance company that performs for the second consecutive year at the festival with the show Vertigo 20.
- interpreters of Antonio and Cleopatra are Luca Lazzareschi, in the role of Antonio and Gaia Aprea in that of the Queen of Egypt.
Information on the show Antonio and Cleopatra
Dates and times:
- 9 June at 20 pm
- 10 June at 20: 00
- Promo (up to May 26): 12 €
- Full: 25 €
- Reduced (under 26 and over 65): 15 €
Where: Mercadante Theater, Piazza Municipio Naples (Google Maps)
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