“Celestina” o della corruzione

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] "Celestina" or corruption

Claudio Bernardi

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[Autom. eng. transl.] Celestina down there near the tanneries by the river, theatrical adaptation of Michel Garneau of the sixteenth-century masterpiece by Fernand de Rojas La Celestina, was staged by Luca Ronconi in 2014 at the Piccolo Teatro in Milan. The show is analyzed following the perspective of René Girard's mimetic desire. The story of the passion between the two young people, Melibea and Calisto, is only a part of the work that revolves around the theme of desire, whose outcome, according to Lacan, is intrinsically tragic. In Celestina, desire is not only the erotic desire of the two young people, but is manifested in the divinization or idolatry of people, objects, models, relationships, powers, dreams, which infects and destroys friends, family, servants, acquaintances, of the two in love and, for contagion, the whole city. It is the hell of human corruption and not the savage love the heart of darkness of Garneau's text and the livid staging of Ronconi.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] "Celestina" or corruption
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationCelestina laggiù vicino alle concerie in riva al fiume
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Luca Ronconi
  • corruzione
  • desiderio mimetico


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