The figure of Ulysses, the mythical Homeric hero, lives in an ever-current key in this theatrical show that compares poetic and literary voices: from Joyce to Kavafis and Walcott, from Pascoli to Quasimodo and Saba, from Ritsos to Primo Levi, passing through Guccini and Gozzano, up to the famous passage of the twenty-sixth canto of the Inferno in Dante's Divine Comedy. The voices of the actors are accompanied by music and comments on the figure of Ulysses.
The hero, defined by Homer in the Odyssey as "polytropos", meaning “of mutiform and versatile ingenuity; crafty” that is the skilled weaver of deceptions, but also the one who, not placing limits on knowledge, is fascinated by the unknown and is ready to overcome the Pillars of Hercules, the limit of the world of the time, and thus breaking the divine rules .
In this sense his journey to Ithaca represents, symbolically, an itinerary towards the conquest of knowledge, in which we all recognize ourselves as human beings.
With the direction and artistic direction of Piero Maccarinelli, the participation of Maddalena Crippa and Massimo De Francovich, the commentary by Eva Cantarella and music by Rita Marcotulli. The show is a social enterprise QAcademy project in collaboration with Editori Laterza.
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