Sardegna Teatro / Compagnia Teatropersona
National Theater Sarajevo
This is the project proposed by Alessandro Serra, founder and director of the Italian theater group Teatropersona. The idea originated in the course of Serra’s photographic coverage of the carnivals in Sardinia’s Barbagia region. This performance is Shakespeare’s Macbeth, performed in Sardinian and, in the pure Elizabethan tradition, by an all-male cast. Here we have gloomy sounds of cowbells and ancient instruments, the animal skins, the horns, the cork. The power of the gestures and of the voice, the kinship to Dionysius and, at the same time, the incredible formal precision of the dances and chants. The sullen masks, and the blood, the red wine, the forces of nature tamed by man. But most of all the dark winter. Surprising are the number of analogies between the Shakespearian masterpiece and the variety of masks found in Sardinia.
SARDEGNA TEATRO AND COMPAGNIA TEATROPERSONA