Hector and Achilles
Ages 11 to years
Lower secondary school
Upper secondary school
Inspired by: "Iliade" di Omero
company: La Baracca - Testoni Ragazzi
directed by: Bruno Cappagli
by: Bruno Cappagli, Stefano Filippini e Gabriele Marchioni
with: Gabriele Marchioni, Daniela Micioni, Antonio Salerno e Francesca Trippa
lights: Andrea Aristidi
costumes: Tanja Eick
Scenes: Fabio Galanti
“It is man’s fate to live in pain”
These are the last words Achilles tells Hector’s father, Priam, when he enters his enemy’s tent to claim his son’s dead body.
Starting from Homer’s Iliad, which tells the Trojan War, the show does not only focus on the protagonists, Hector and Achilles, but explores how the war affects the people’s daily lives.
Not only heroes, but women, children, soldiers, generals, merchants, families, people whose present is changed radically and whose future is denied.
The tragedy going on both sides of Troy’s walls is not so different from the one of many other conflicts man gets involved in, predestined to war and fascinated by its charm.
From this unusual point of view, the Iliad is still a text of contemporary interest.