White Othello speaks Sicilian dialect in Rome production
ROME (Reuters) Actor and director Luigi Lo Cascio says canada goose coats on sale he buy canada goose jacket the flesh from Shakespeare great tragedy Othello for his new version, with a pared Canada Goose sale down cast and a white skinned Moor speaking Sicilian dialect.
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The production dispenses with sailors, canadian goose jacket officers, attendants, family members and the young lieutenant whose presumed love canada goose uk outlet affair with Othello wife Desdemona leads the Canada Goose Online debased general to murder her Canada Goose online under the influence of his canada goose uk black friday devious ensign Iago.
Only Othello, Iago and Desdemona remain, joined by a soldier of Lo Cascio invention uk canada goose who guides the story like the chorus in classical drama, and physically raises the curtain on one scene.
Iago, portrayed by canada goose clearance Lo Cascio himself, Vincenzo Pirrotta Othello and the canada goose black friday sale soldier Ludovico, played by Giovanni Calcagno, all speak Sicilian dialect a distinct language with the same roots as Italian that can be impenetrable to outsiders.
Underlining her isolation, Desdemona, played by Valentina Cenni, is the only character to speak Italian as she daydreams about joining her husband at war, unaware that Iago is poisoning her husband mind against her.
Lo Cascio, a native of Sicily jacketstock canada goose store who has made films on Canada Goose Coats On Sale social themes such as the 1978 kidnapping and killing of former premier Aldo Moro by Red Brigades guerrillas, chose the Sicilian dialect because he found standard Italian was not powerful enough to transmit Shakespeare metaphors and wordplay.
came to my aid, it is closer to cheap canada goose uk feelings, to emotions, he told La Repubblica. spectator should be able to be carried along even if they don understand every uk canada goose outlet letter.
Applause at Rome Quirino Theatre on Sunday afternoon suggested the production was canada goose having the desired effect on members of the audience who did not speak the dialect of the island which has a population of around 5 canada goose factory sale million.
the beginning, I didn understand it at all, but by the end you grasp the sense of the words, said Franco Scorretti, 73. Shakespeare in Sicilian dialect is a difficult and courageous experiment.
Playing on the assumption that theatre goers already know the story of the Machiavellian ensign who conspires to convince the general of his wife Canada Goose Jackets infidelity, buy canada goose jacket cheap Lo Cascio script rearranges the timescale.
Iago stumbles through the audience apparently on his way to the gallows canada goose uk shop before the Canada Goose Parka audience sees the murder he helped bring about take place.
In this interpretation, story of Othello is the story of a man and drives him to commit his evil act is clearly not due to the implications of Canada Goose canada goose outlet Outlet having black skin Lo Cascio writes in the director notes.