The Theatre of Romeo Castellucci and Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio

From Icon to Iconoclasm, From Word to Image, From Symbol to Allegory

Authors: Semenowicz, Dorota

  • Includes first-hand interviews with the legendary theatre director Romeo Castelluci
  • Provides focused and insightful analysis of Castellucci's and the Societas Raffaello Sanzio key works from the 1980s onwards
  • Offers a refreshing alternative perspective to those presented in current scholarship on Castelluci
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About this book

This book focuses on Romeo Castellucci’s theatrical project, exploring the ethical and aesthetic framework determined by his reflection on the nature of the image. But why does a director whose fundamental artistic tool is the image deny this key conceptual notion? Rooted in his conscious distancing from iconoclasm in the 1980s, Castellucci frequently replaces this notion with the words ‘symbol’, ‘form’ and ‘idea’.

As the first publication on the international market which presents Castellucci’s work from both historical and theoretical perspectives, this book systematically confronts the director’s discourse with other concepts related to his artistic project. Capturing the evolution of his theatre from icon to iconoclasm, word to image and symbol to allegory, the book explores experimental notions of staging alongside an ‘emotional wave’, which serves as an animating principle of Castellucci’s revolutionary theatre.

About the authors

Dorota Semenowicz is a graduate of the University of Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle, France, with a PhD in humanities from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. She works in the Dramaturgy Department of the National Theatre in Warsaw and in programming for the Malta Festival Poznań. She has edited essay collections on Rodrigo Garcia, Flemish theatre, the relationship between aesthetics and ethics, and publishes articles and reviews about contemporary theatre.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Theatre of Romeo Castellucci and Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio
Book Subtitle
From Icon to Iconoclasm, From Word to Image, From Symbol to Allegory
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-56390-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-56390-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-56965-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 235
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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