06.15 | 18:30

Sardegna Teatro (Cagliari, Italy)
Director, set and light designer Alessandro Serra


Fulvio Accogli, Andrea Bartolomeo, Leonardo Capuano, Andrea Carroni, Giovanni Carroni, Maurizio Giordo, Stefano Mereu, Felice Montervino

Duration 1 h. 20 min. (without intermission)

Premiere 2017

An extraordinary and original staging of William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy. In Alessandro Serra’s performance, the setting is moved from the Kingdom of Scotland amid the carnival culture and rituals of the inhabitants of the Italian island of Sardinia. True to the spirit of Elizabethan theatre men are cast in all roles in the performance. The original text is translated into Sardinian whose music and sound start to ring as if coming from other times and out of the depths of the human soul. The performance works, with exceptional precision, with the captivating power of gesture, image, voice and adds to them sounds of natural elements.

The show radiates Sardinian masculine energy, its metallic set echoes frantic voices and its sceneries are like rough, beautiful paintings… “Macbettuʼs” precision is as precise as it can get. It is imaginative… “Macbettu” creates beautiful images on stage. (Anu Ala-Korpela, Four Stars)

Very interesting, Serra’s performance, that translates Shakespeare’s tragedy into Sardinian and sets it in an iconography inspired by the traditions of Sardinia. Above all, it is interesting because it is not a performance that sets off with the intention of subverting Shakespeare. On the contrary, it is rigorous and respects the original. The staging alludes to certain archaic sensations, a sort of primal nature of “Evil”, by way of the suggestive and the visual. (Anna Bandettini, La Repubblica)

Performance in Sardinian with Lithuanian and English subtitles. (Translated into Lithuanian by Diana Gancevskaitė)