Italian Theatre Festival: Un Caos Di Roba
(This is a past event and is no longer running)
Guidarello Pontani, Alessandra Vanzi, Marco Solari
Fiery, violent, impatient, surly, bad-tempered: this is how Benedetto Croce, in Problems of Aesthetics, describes Giuseppe Marco Antonio Baretti, 18th Century critic, satirical poet, writer and translator.
But is this really who Giuseppe Baretti was? One of the great European writers, Baretti lived through times of political upheaval which inspired his independent and controversial writing. One of the earliest writers of modern journalism, his essays, translations, and numerous and multiform letters, his travels through Europe and his literary ideals, reveal to us a man of today.
Un Caos di Roba is a dramatized reading of a collection of texts by this great intellectual, and recounts some of the more unusual moments of his eventful life.