Photo: Andreas Praefcke
Photo: Gianmarco Chieregato
Last year, Gassman introduced something new into the mix. Using some nifty theatre hocus-pocus, he shrunk the formal, majestic 800-seat Goldoni Theatre down into a 150-seat Off-off Broadway (way, way, way off:) type of space, and also put on some dynamic contemporary theatre. Back in May, I was riveted by the powerful, one-woman-show Donna non rieducabile (Woman not re-educable) written by Stefano Massini and starring Ottavia Piccolo about Researching Politkovskaja educated me as to the Soviet Union's use of "punitive" or "political psychiatry," a form of torture that the USA also has a history of using against outspoken writers.
|Art by Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones|
for Tribute to Venice
The situation appears to have changed. Not only is Olimpia Ubaldo back in Naples, but the Hard Rock Cafe has an art show inside the Goldoni Theatre! Some of the best rockers in the biz are represented in The Art of Hard Rock. Ronnie Wood made the image you see specifically to auction off to raise money to help restore Piazza San Marco. Ringo Starr, Peter Max, Roger Daltrey, Julian Lennon -- even Alice Cooper has a ceramic mask on display. (Alice Cooper was the very first rock concert I went to back in high school.)
Ciao from Venice,
Venetian Cat - The Venice Blog