The Shakesperian classic “Julius Cesar”, directed by a modern Daniele Salvo, is on the Globe Theatre stage from September 20 until October 6. Actions develop among the dark and gloomy Roman streets. 14 actors, 12 figures and 30 latex masks reproduce the story handed down by Plutarco first and then from Shakespeare, finally from Salvo.
“The conspirators are empty men, indecipherable, similar to wax casts. They are very fragile creatures, victims of night fears and terrors, victims of destiny. Julius Cesar is a powerful, supernatural creature who changed, cancelled and multiplied features. Power upsets minds and sweeps sowls.”
Daniele Salvo, Regista
IN THE NAME OF FREEDOM
Prevailing emotions are lust for power, yearning for freedom and fickleness of the people, rhetorics as manipulation device (the wonderful Marc’Antonio speech), friendship (between Bruto and Cassio) and love (between Bruto and Porzia, Cesare and Calpurnia), participant and inexorable destiny.
LUST FOR POWER: YESTERDAY AND NOWADAYS
Highest power identifies with the mask. Yesterday but also nowadays power leads the actions of many. We thing one and the other are the same. The actor who enrols Giulio Cesare is Ottaviano in the second part, no difference between old and new. Costumes refer to Classical Rome without any contemporariness. The light design reproduces a dark Rome, furious storm, sudden lights, weak torches symbols of the deep dark inside where all the Giulius Casaer characters are.
“It is a “theatrical dream” made of strictness, necessity, seriousness and determination. …. There is a research of immediate language, that investigates about deep motivations of a verse, a beat, they look for true feelings the relationship between the actor and what he says.”
Daniele Salvo, Regista
A powerful and effective performance, also thanks to evocative music and alive songs, addictive until perturbation. Men, masks and spectra are parts of the same battle, but at the end, destiny prevails upon everything and everybody.
Giulio Cesare / Cesar’ spectrum / Ottaviano:
Trebonio / Lucilio / soldato:
Metello Cimbro / Cicerone / soldato:
Artemidoro / Pindaro / soldato:
Indovino / Cinna poeta / soldato:
Portia – Il Destino:
Decio Bruto / Lepido / Messala:
Calpurnia / soldato:
Cinna / Titinio / soldato:
Lucio / Stratone:
Plebeians, soldiers, messenger, slaves:
Massimiliano Auci, Antonio Bandiera, Andrea Carpiceci, Micol Damilano, Matteo Magazzù, Alessandro Marmorini, Dimitrios Ioannis Papavasileiou, Riccardo Parravicini, Daniele Ronco, Roberta Russo, Giorgia Serrao, Giovanni Tacchella, Luca Viola, Francesca Visicaro
Alive songs by:
Alessandro Gorgoni, Alessandro Guerra
Fabiana Di Marco
Michele Guaschino e Makinarium di Leonardo Cruciano