Introduzione

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Introduction

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] The scandal of the body may not be a suitable title for a volume of writings on theater. Yet, to those who imagined it, it seemed to synthesize in a pertinent way the eccentric, but coherent research of Claudio Bernardi on the meaning of theater for man and on the role of theater within the community life of men. A research that has not dealt with theater as a show to watch, but with the theater to do and to participate in as actors in community, religious, social and political relations. A theater as body art, or rather bodies: the term body used in the title indicates man, humanity. The structure of the book is the dramaturgical one in three acts, plus a prologue and an epilogue: The prologue (Prologhi ad personam) is like a carnival, in which the freedom of languages and forms triumphs; the three acts are dedicated to the main themes that Claudio Bernardi has constantly cultivated, often intertwining them: the party, the dramaturgy of the sacred, the social and community theater; the epilogue ('Beyond' the body) represents the third time of the rite, Easter, and collects the writings of three traveling companions who, with their visionary intuitions, continue to remind us of the need to go beyond what is most commonly appears, to look for that theater of life that returns the human being to his humanity.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Introduction
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationLo Scandalo del Corpo. Studi di un altro teatro per Claudio Bernardi
EditorsGiulia Innocenti Malini, Laura Peja Carla M. Bino
PagesIX-XXIV
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Storia del teatro

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