The Globe Theatre, in the center of Villa Borghese, celebrates its 15 years of Shakespearian Drama opening the 2018 season with the famous commedy “Much Ado About Nothing” by Francesca Scaramella. The effective scene and the convincing performance of the actors confirm the success of Gigi Proietti artistic direction of this timeless theatrical jowel.
The Globe Theatre is the real reconstruction of an Elisabethian Theatre, the well known “wooden O”, beloved and attended by every kind of audience, while in Italy the plays were closed in the courts for only a few aristocrats. The music accompaniment of this edition reproduces the original music role on the stage, much more present then today even during intervals. The original costumes and the plain scenography help the public to identify oneself into the right atmosphere and into the Shakespearian text, real innovator and also forerunner of the drama.
THE HEART OF THE COMMEDY
A classical Elisabethian Commedy, where besides the traditional themes like feelings, family, the good and the bad, and the happy ending, we find others additional themes. A company born from the Globe performances. A new version of the play about the crisis, ment like metamorphosis, about an obstacle, a difficulty may change into a personal or collective evolution chance.
“Much Ado About Nothing” is an enlightening fable about the word power, a comedy invaded by a bright joy, even lighter because of a shadow, too many words and frenzy that push men to love, play, desire and fight. This flurry, that ends in sexual excitement, burts in a house full of people and parties, according to Shakespeare during summertime in a sunny Sicily, an exotic place full of exotism and sensuality that becomes here an ideal place set in Salento.
Benetic and Beatric, master of each party, powerfully defend through ironical statements their own identity. Like two stubborn teenagers: she is linked to the male role she choose and he cannot free himself from the young camaraderie. They are fixed by a comic fear, while the couple, Claudio and Hero, is victim of a hoax. “The Prince’ Joker” becomes the new boss of the palace, young, wise and brilliant, but the evils stand the same, the lovers go on loving but with a major consciousness in this revealing and changing process.
“We are all involved in the attempt to reveal the changing mechanism and we are all called to evaluate the risks and beauty of meeting the other. Supported by joy and courage, dragged by music, we change from worm to butterfly.”
Loredana Scaramella, Director
To read the full program of the Globe Theatre, click here.
We suggest who is interested in reading the original version of “Mach ado about nothing”, to begin by a bilingual version, to enjoy 1598 English language, the date of the comedy pubblishing, without missing the meaning of the text.
On the stage from the June, 27th to July 15th
INTERPRETERS (alphabetic order)
Margherita: Lara Balbo
Claudio: Fausto Cabra
Ero: Mimosa Campironi
Don Pedro: Federigo Ceci
Seconda Guardia: Jacopo Crovella
Frate Francesco / Sorba: Diego Facciotti
Borracio : Alessandro Federico
Antonio / Judge: Roberto Mantovani
Leonato : Maurizio Marchetti
Don Juan : Matteo Milani
Beatrice : Barbara Moselli
Corrado : Ivan Olivieri
Orsola : Loredana Piedimonte
Corniolo / Baldassarre : Carlo Ragone
Benedetto : Mauro Santopietro
Prima guardia : Federico Tolardo
Trio : William Kemp
Drums : Michele Di Paolo
Mandolino : Luca Mereu
Guitar : Antonio Pappadà
TRANSLATION AND ARRANGEMENT
Loredana Scaramella – Mauro Santopietro
Ivan Olivieri – Francesca Cioci