Poets seem to forget that, at one time, the telling of a tale was essential, and the telling of the tale and the uttering of the verse were not thought of as different things. A man told a tale; he sang it; and his hearers did not think of him as a man attempting two tasks, but rather as a man attempting one task that had two sides to it. Or perhaps they did not feel that there were two sides to it, but rather thought of the whole thing as one essential thing... [I]f the telling of a tale and the singing of a verse could come together again, then a very important thing might happen.
Walter Pater wrote that all art aspires to the condition of music. The obvious reason (I speak as a layman of course) would be that, in music, form and substance cannot be torn asunder. (...read more)
From “The Telling of the Tale” in This Craft of Verse, by Jorge Luis Borges

Sonia Bergamasco wins the 2014 Eleonora Duse Award

Image Louise e Renée
from Mémoires de deux jeunes mariées by Honoré de Balzac
Dramaturgy, Stefano Massini
Director, Sonia Bergamasco
With Federica Fracassi and Isabella Ragonese
Sets, Marco Rossi
Costumes, Gianluca Sbicca
Lighting design, Cesare Accetta
Produced by Piccolo Teatro di Milano - Teatro d’Europa

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