SHAKESPEARE IN GLOBE: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

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 THEATRE

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.

Curiosity

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

 

ALIVE MUSIC

Trio : William Kemp

Drums : Michele Di Paolo

Mandolino : Luca Mereu

Guitar : Antonio Pappadà

 

DIRECTOR

Loredana Scaramella

TRANSLATION AND ARRANGEMENT

Loredana Scaramella – Mauro Santopietro

STAGE MOVEMENTS

Alberto Bellandi

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Ivan Olivieri – Francesca Cioci

MUSIC

Stefano Fresi

COSTUMS

Susanna Proietti

TECNICAL DIRECTION

Stefano Cianfichi

LIGHT DESIGN

Umile Vainieri

AUDIO DESIGN

Franco Patimo

Elena Cattaneo

About Elena Cattaneo

Elena Cattaneo was born in Cremona and lives in Rome. She looks at the city, even also many years, like a curious turist.

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