The strength of Petruccio against the wrath of Kate. The power to refuse the marriage of convenience against the love that comes from an ill-mannered honesty.
Director’s notes by Solimano Pontarollo
The freshness of the Taming of the Shrew is born from the surprising capacity of Petrucci to alter behaviour, subject, reaction, displacing the other party. With this in mind the show develops, creating a startling geometry. The spectator is taken down a path where loss of orientation allows for unexpected surprises; unexpected also are the true feelings of Petruchio and Kate, and Lucentio and Bianca in unfolding of their plans of love. Equally surprising the musical figure adding life and a colourful hew to the setting.
Staged touring for The Taming of the Shrew, in a magical villa in the charming plains of the Serenissima territories.
Halfway up of the Rocca hill stands a magnificent complex of buildings named Villa Duodo. The Venetian villa was indeed built up by the Duodo family on the foundation of the ancient St. George castle. The villa embraces a geometrical garden dominated by the exedra of St. Francis Xavier, built at the end of the seventeenth century to remind the saint, who stayed here in 1537.
Villa Duodo stays at the end of the cobbled path of the Seven Churches. It’s actually a Sacred Way, created by the Duodo family at the beginning of the seventeenth century to a design by the architect Vincenzo Scamozzi. Six little churches are lined against the hill along the steps, a seventh, St. George’s, at the top, brings the walkway to the esplanade of Villa Duodo.
> At the end of the show, food and wine tastings and toast with the actors.
|July||13 - 20|
|August||03 - 31|
|September||07 - 21|
|Assistant Director||Beatrice Zuin|
|Text adaptation||Andrea de Manincor|
|Actors||Giulia Cailotto, CATERINA/KATE|
|Claudia Novati, BIANCA|
|Andrea de Manincor, PETRUCCIO|
|Michele Bonvini, LUCENZIO|
|Pierdomenico Simone - MUSICO, BATTISTA, ORTENSIO, SARTO|
|Location||Villa Duodo, Monselice (Padua)|
|Contact||M. +39 338 6144512|