ARTEVEN PROJECT – VENETO REGION
FOSCOLO RELOADED Drama Lessons
with Filippo Tognazzo
Is Foscolo still current after almost two centuries?
Is he still able to excite and move us? Of course, providing we grasp his most vital and profound elements.
Foscolo Reloaded is the modern, ironic and engaging tale of the fearless life of a literary man who never renounced his own freedom. A man who frequented both elegant salons and taverns, a crowd-rouser and a solitary man, a fiery but unreliable lover. Ugo Foscolo represents the Italian romantic spirit in its most potent form.
An existence filled with adventures, hijinks, disguises, false identities, and intense and extraordinary connections formed traversing Italy and Europe on horseback across two centuries.
Foscolo the traveler, patriot, poet, exile, and lover: a restless and extraordinarily vital man, constantly swinging between excesses, passions, escapes, neoclassical inspiration, Titanism and formal equilibrium.
A portrait of a poet who transformed his life into a wonderful yet painful adventure. With excerpts from: Thyestes, To Bonaparte the Liberator, The Last Letters of Jacopo Ortis, Of the Sepulchres, Sonnets.
Narration, 14 years+