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Shakespeare al cinema: Sir John Falstaff (Enrico IV, Enrico V, Le allegre comari di Windsor)


2001, regia di Chloé Perlemuter



Scheda: Nazione: Francia - Produzione: Festival International d'Art Lyrique d'Aix-en-Provence, Teatro Nacional São Carlos, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Bel Air Média, France 3, France Musique - Distribuzione: Arthaus Musik - Soggetto: dal libretto di Arrigo Boito dell'opera lirica Falstaff di Giuseppe Verdi, e da Le allegre comari di Windsor di William Shakespeare - Set designer: Herbert Wernicke - Costumi: Herbert Wernicke - MusicheGiuseppe Verdi - Formato: Color, film tv - Formato: 125'.

Cast: Willard White, Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke, Santiago Sánchez Jericó, Paolo Battaglia, Charlotte Hellekant, Geraldine McGreevy, Miah Persson, Nora Gubisch, Marcus Jupither, Yann Beuron, Jérôme Avenas, Neil Baker, Rüdiger Ballhorn, Catri.


Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - - - - - - «With Willard White in the title role, this very well-sung production of Falstaff from the Aix-en-Provence festival, set in the 1950s, makes for a radical yet plausibly alternative view to the traditional setting in "Merrie England". By casting Jamaican-born baritone White in the title role, director Herbert Wernicke has emphasised Falstaff's role as an outsider, spurned by the community on account of his success as a local businessman and here with the added burden of being black. White engages our sympathy for Falstaff's plight, notably in the last act where he finally turns the table on his adversary, Ford. Yet in his world-weary sophisticated persona this Falstaff seems at odds with...».




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