MACBETTU

 

Presentation
 

When the supernatural enters a being which does not have enough love to receive it, it turns into evil.

This is the lesson: ambition is limitless, while real possibilities never are; in crossing them, one falls.

Simone Weil

Shakespeare’s Macbeth, performed in Sardinian and, in the pure Elizabethan tradition, by an all-male cast. The idea originated during Serra’s photographic coverage of the carnivals in Sardinia’s Barbagia region. The gloomy sounds of cowbells and ancient instruments, the animal skins, the horns, the cork. The power of the gestures and of the voice, the kinship to Dionysius and, at the same time, the incredible formal precision of the dances and chants. The sullen masks, and the blood, the red wine, the forces of nature tamed by man. But most of all the dark winter. A surprising number of analogies between the Shakespearian masterpiece and the variety of masks found in Sardinia. The Sardinian language does not limit its fruition, but instead turns into song that which in Italian would be at risk of degrading into literature. An empty stage space, crossed by the bodies of the actors who draw locations and evoke presences. Stones, dirt, iron, blood, warrior stances, residues of ancient civilizations from the Nuraghe of Sardinia. Matter which doesn’t convey meaning, but primordial forces which act upon those who receive them.

2017 UBU AWARD | Performance of the Year

2017 ANCT AWARD | National Theater Critic Association

58th INTERNATIONAL THEATER FESTIVAL MESS:
– Grand Prix “Golden Laurel Wreath Award”, for best director Alessandro Serra for the performance MACBETTU
– Oslobodenje – The Golden Mask, for the performance MACBETTU
– The “Luka Pavlovic” Theater Critics’ Award, for the performance MACBETTU

2019 LE MASCHERE DEL TEATRO AWARD:
– Best performance
– Best scenographer to Alessandro Serra

Credits

From William Shakespeare’s Macbeth

By | Alessandro Serra

With | Fulvio Accogli, Andrea Bartolomeo, Leonardo Capuano, Andrea Carroni, Giovanni Carroni, Maurizio Giordo, Stefano Mereu, Felice Montervino

Sardinian translation and linguistic consultant | Giovanni Carroni

Stage movement collaboration | Chiara Michelini

Direction, scenes, lights, costumes  | Alessandro Serra

Music |  Pietre Sonore  by Pinuccio Sciola

Composition of Pietre Sonore | Marcellino Garau

Production | Teatropersona, Sardegna Teatro

With the support of | Fondazione Pinuccio Sciola, Cedac Circuito Regionale Sardegna

Video

 

Photo Gallery

Press

CRITICAL STAGES | Macbettu: Immersing in the “Hollow Crown” | Penelope Chatzidimitriou

DIARI DE GIRONA | Un Shakespeare primitiu i ancestral | Alba Carmona

SAGE JOURNALS | Play review: Macbettu | Pierre Kapitaniak

SHAKESPEAREANTALES | Macbettu | Paola Teresa Grassi

LE TEMPS | Une sorcellerie sarde fait le bonheur de La Bâtie | Alexandre Demidoff

TRIBUNE DE GENEVE | Le Forum Meyrin accueille un «Macbettu» viril, primal et dionysiaque | Katia Berger

TAMPERE THEATRE FESTIVAL | Macbettu: the marriage of Shakespeare and Sardinia

INFERNO MAGAZINE | «MACBETTU», UN MACBETH FROTTE A L’ÂPRETE SARDE | Pierre Salles

PUTSCH | Printemps des Comédiens: le bruit et la fureur de Macbettu | Romain Rouge

ESTADAO | Macbettu’ restaura a conspiraçao de Shakespeare na virilidade da traiçao | Leandro Nunes

RUMOR(S)CENA | Il Macbettu di serra: Universale e fortemente intriso di Sardegna | Ivan Ferigo

CONTROSCENA | Se lo spettro di Banquo frantuma sotto i piedi il pane «carasau» | Enrico Fiore

REPUBBLICA.IT | Shakespeare parla sardo | Giulio Baffi

IL MANIFESTO | Sbatti Shakespeare in Barbagia | Gianfranco Capitta

LA REPUBBLICA | Macbeth è sardo | Anna Benedettini

GLI STATI GENERALI | IL MACBETTU BARBARICINO A COLPI DI COLTELLO | Andrea Porcheddu

KRAP’S LAST POST | Il Macbettu di Teatropersona. Shakespeare nelle lande della Barbagia | Vincenzo Sardelli

MILANOTEATRI | Macbettu zoomorfico | Alessandra Cutillo

PANEACQUA CULTURE | Inverness di Barbagia: il Macbettu di Alessandro Serra | Zazie

LA NUOVA SARDEGNA | Un Macbettu visionario e apocalittico | Walter Porcedda

ATEATRO | Macbettu ha mortu su sonnu | Fernando Marchiori

ALIBI ON LINE | MACBETTU: al teatro dell’Arte Shakespeare parla sardo | Saul Stulli

LA REPUBBLICA MILANO| Il Macbeth sardo elegante e misterioso | Sara Chiappori

MINIMA&MORALIA | MACBETTU: una tragedia arcaica e barbaricina | Graziano Graziani

HYSTRIO | La voce nera e arcaica della Sardegna nelle parole potenti del Macbeth | Mario Bianchi

ENRICO PAU | Questo è MACBETTU | Enrico Pau

PROFONDO VIAGGIO & ALCHEMICA MISTURA | Macbettu, un profondo noir sonoro | Gaia Giulizia

TENTAZIONI DELLA PENNA | Omero incontra Shakeaspeare nella Sardegna senza tempo di “Macbettu” | Giovanni Di Pasquale

SUCCEDE OGGI |Ancestrale Macbettu | Mario Di Calo

LA REPUBBLICA ROMA | festival teatri di vetro; macbettu | Valentina De Simone

RECENSITO | TENEBRA IN SARDO SI TRADUCE CON “MACBETTU” | Tommaso Chimenti