The Pergola's season starts again with Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
From 11 to 20 October, national premiere in the Saloncino Paolo Poli
From 11 to 20 October in the national premiere in the Saloncino Paolo Poli of the Teatro della Pergola, Pier Paolo Pacini directs William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night in the translation by Orazio Costa, with an adaptation by Filippo Gentili (HERE all the other shows not to be missed this season).
Twelfth Night is William Shakespeare's last playful, at times genuinely farcical comedy, before the season of great tragedies and black comedies. Composed around 1600, it revolves around the shipwreck in the imaginary Illyria of the twins Viola and Sebastian and the adventures resulting from the male disguise of the young girl who, under the name of Cesario, becomes a pageboy of Duke Orsino. Elegant and full of grace, the play draws the spectator into its magical and enchanted atmosphere, in which the fiercest contrasts are harmoniously composed.
On stage are Federica Lea Cavallaro, Marco Santi, Luca Pedron, Greta Bendinelli, Fabio Facchini, Federico Serafini, Manuel D'Amario, Maddalena Amorini, Giulia Weber, Davide Arena. The costumes are by Elena Bianchini, the sets by Fran Bobadilla, the lighting design is by Samuele Batistoni.The production is by the Teatro della Toscana.
Twelfth Night is an emblematic text in Costa's artistic career. He staged it for the first time in 1944 at Villa Giulia to celebrate the Liberation of Rome with a company assembled for the occasion, including Rina Morelli, Carlo Ninchi and Kiki Palmer; then in the setting of Villa Floriana in Naples, in 1950, with the Compagnia del Piccolo Teatro della Città di Roma. Costa returned to Shakespeare's work in 1971, first in Trieste then at the Teatro Romano in Fiesole, this time translating it himself, in the wake of his lifelong research into the word and gesture on stage.
Full price: 17 €
Reduced (Under 30; Over 65; Teatro della Toscana subscribers; UniCoop Firenze members, Sundays excluded): 15 €
TT Young Card: 8 €