Apes and donkeys, actors chosen for their beauty or their ugliness, bizarre plumbing from which showers of blood gush forth… The aesthetic treatment to which Orestes is subjected to by Italy’s most controversial director is radical.
Under the direction of Romeo Castellucci, the tragedy becomes a nightmare, attaining both a cruel beauty and a heretical strength, balancing on the razor edge between extreme sophistication and brute force. Antonin Artaud and Francis Bacon serve as protective figures, Lewis Carroll’s rabbit comments on the action, and this waking dream reveals the implacable logic of the great Greek texts.
Written by Eschyle / Aeschylus
Directed by Romeo Castellucci
Societas Raffaello Sanzio
With the collaboration of Institut culturel italien