The Shit / La Merda

The Shit / La Merda

By: Cristian Ceresoli (author)Paperback

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"You have to laugh. It is a tragedy in three movements: The Thighs, The Dick, The Fame and a counter-movement: Italy. An actress creates a physical and vocal mask challenging a provocative, scandalous and beastly text. Words might be sung, howled and shrieked but a chant never emerges. In her naked physicality she tells a personal story in an unbroken flow of thoughts/words rendered as sounds and movement. The deafening screams being choked. Appeased. Imploded. This female onstage offers herself up in a feast, ready to be torn apart by anyone. A poetic piece born of the flesh that returns to the flesh, captured in a tightly-sealed aesthetic. Applause required. The Shit is driven by a desperate attempt to pull ourselves out of the mud, the latest products of the cultural genocide aptly described by Pasolini since the modern consumer society began taking form. A totalitarianism, according to Pasolini, even more repressive than the one of the Fascist era, because it's capable of crushing us softly" A century later, Loretta's great great grandson Kalil leaves his East African homeland to start a life in England.He dreams of respect and the good life for his family but, as it did for his ancestor, fate intervenes. "Since its world premiere in Milan in 2012, #LaMerda, written by Cristian Ceresoli and embodied by Silvia Gallerano, has brought its poetic and shocking stream of consciousness on the human condition around the world with sell-out seasons in Edinburgh, London, Berlin, Copenhagen, Adelaide and across Italy (where a subtle censorship is still applied), winning six major international awards including the coveted Scotsman Fringe First Award for Writing Excellence and The Stage Award for Best Performance. The play has already been translated and produced in Italian, English, Brazilian Portuguese, Danish, Spanish and Czech, and will shortly be translated into German and French.

About Author

"Shamser Sinha is a winner of the inaugural ANGLE Theatre award and was commissioned by ANGLE as writer in residence to write Chicken N'Chips. Shamser has been a writer on attachment at the Royal Court Theatre where he wrote Storm. He works as a lecturer in Sociology and Youth Studies, and has spent the past ten years doing research and youth work with young asylum seekers and vulnerable teenagers in London. This production of Khadija is 18 marks Shamser's full-length professional debut."

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781849434102
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 96
  • ID: 9781849434102
  • weight: 130
  • ISBN10: 1849434107

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