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7/10/2018 - Antigone by Sofocle on 12th August at Teatro Antico
Antigone by Sophocle at the Teatro Antico in Taormina on August 12th as a contribution of the Foundation Taormina Art Sicily to the project Amphitheatre Sicily, an Argot production, with a cast of exception Massimo Venturiello, who also takes care of the direction, Giulia Sanna, Ludovica Bove, Stefano De Santis, Francesco Patané, Carla Cassola, Andrea Monno, Franco Silvestri, Andrea Colangelo, Angelo Tanzi, Giuseppe Spezia. Scenes from Alessandro Chiti. Costumes by Helga Williams. Music by Germano Mazzocchetti. After many centuries the conflict between Creonte and Antigone continues to question the conscience of men, opposing the reasons and power of the state, those of the heart. It is the great political force of the text to make it always current: the eternal struggle between libertarian rebellion and tyratic power, pietas against politics. It is the representation of the struggle that never came to the conclusion between authority and Power: a theme still of constant relevance, unfortunately. Think of the totalitarian regimes in which the authority is exercised inhumanly. Beside this theme, another equally significant aspect is that of the female role in the Greek society summarized in a short sentence, repeatedly analysed, pronounced by Creon: "The man would be her and not me if she remained unpunished this gesture of strength" . In These words we can grasp the conception that the "Polis" has of women. It is up to the man and not the woman to defend their actions, it is not up to her to defend her own points of view and to oppose the rules of society. At the ideal woman model, perfectly embodied in her sister Ismene, Antigone is opposed (modern heroine) showing that there is nothing that can or must prevent her own thought and her will be the final victory when, after her death and that of all her loved ones , the tyrant Creon, left alone, will find himself afraid and to be reflected in his petty rigidity. But there is a separate chapter here: the theme of dissidence, the challenge to authority