Festival 2014 – 31 July, at 21:30
31 July, at 21:30
Castello di Potentino, Seggiano
CIRCE / MUD
From the poem by Margaret Atwood
The only power of Circe as goddess was to reveal to men the truth about themselves, showing to everyone his true form in accordance with his own nature. Margaret Atwood, Canadian poetess, invites to read the myth of Circe not only from the male point of view – of those who no longer knows how to dominate their brute instincts – but also from a new female perspective, and find a new way to read the tradition. And if it was not always the fault of the seductive and sorceresses qualities of the woman but also of the inability of men to establish a relationship of equality and mutual respect? If women were tired of being always surrounded by super strong and aggressive men and were instead seeking for another kind of companion, able to not be afraid of their own vulnerability? Rebel to the myth and to a already written script, as the Circe of Atwood taught, can lead to a revolutionary change in the relationship between the sexes. No longer a clash, but a shared meeting.
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