An ancient Greek tragedy, in today’s world that is going through another tragedy linked to a very particular ‘war’ that reaps deaths but in which the enemy is not a foreign army but a virus. It is the situation that brings to mind the staging until January 23 at the Quirino theater in Rome of Euripides’ ‘Troiane’, starring Elisabetta Pozzi in the role of Ecuba, directed – with Graziano Piazza, Federica Fracassi, Francesca Porrini and Alessia Spinelli – from director Andrea Chiodi in the adaptation signed by Angela Demattè. Troy fell into Greek hands, after the cunning perpetrated by Ulysses; and the women, including his queen Hecuba, wife of Priam and mother of Hector, go by lot as slaves to the enemy heroes: she to Odysseus, her daughter Cassandra to king Agamemnon, the daughter-in-law Andromache will see the son Astianatte, had by Hector, made fall from the walls of the fortress to avoid that growing up can avenge the death of his father. Cassandra, unheard guess, foreshadows the vicissitudes that Ulysses will be forced to face in his ‘odyssey’, but in the meantime the women, enslaved by the Greeks, must leave Troy set on fire. “If we want to find a glimmer, a breath of hope, I I find it in the opening words of Hecuba, when the queen urges to ‘raise your head’ … – underlines the director Andrea Chiodi – Here, we must look up, raise our heads and go beyond the tragedy: not all will go well, but everything will go according to a mysterious good that we try to investigate, in a work that remains one of the greatest masterpieces that narrate the epic of the defeated “. (by Enzo Bonaiuto)
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