Under the friendly light of the silent moon – Nocturnal journey through the Aeneid
from Virgil, Dante and Hermann Broch
Produced for the Parco del Teatro e dell’Anfiteatro of Cividate Camuno
This initiative devoted to Virgil and to this archeological site is intended as an invitation to read the Aeneid and as a tribute to the man who was the “sweet father” of the greatest Italian and European poet, Dante Alighieri. Above all, however, it is motivated by an observation: we return more often to the places of antiquity than to the words, the writings of antiquity, and it is a pity...
Our venture is an attempt to unite archeology and literature, with the aim of conveying a vivid image of those times which are more part of us than we ourselves know.
Materials of the performance – Aeneid (excerpts)
- The Death of Virgil by Hermann Broch
- Dante (references)
organized into three imaginary acts:
1 – THE ARRIVAL IN BRINDISI AND INVITATION TO TELL THE STORY
The fall of Troy (DEATH OF VIRGIL)
2- BURNING THE AENEID (MEETING WITH LUCIUS, PLOTIUS AND AUGUSTUS)
The games in honor of Anchises
3- RENUNCIATION OF THE BURNING OF THE AENEID
The descent into Hades and Dante (VIRGIL AND HIS LEGACY)