Museo di Storia Naturale di Venezia

Natural History Museum of Venice Giancarlo Ligabue

CARNIVAL 2013 - Erbolato, or dissertation by a charlatan on nature and science

Theatre show

“Erbolato, or dissertation by a charlatan on nature and science”

As part of the CARNIVAL OF VENICE 2013
“Vivi i colori. Live in colour”

Museum of Natural History of Venice
Sunday 10 and Tuesday, February 12
5:00pm, 6:30pm and 8:00pm

Traveling theater show loosely based on the text by Ludovico Ariosto, adapted and performed by Alessandro Bressanello.

The Erbolato is a kind of monologue in prose published posthumously in Venice, in 1545, which may have arisen as an interlude to be recited during the breaks of the representations of comedies. The show is a great speech lying to the public, a kind of advertisement with blatant lies, which shows once again the theme of the ease with which man is fooled.

The text is enriched by Ariosto and pulls jokes of Commedia dell’Arte.

Ticket: 12,00 euro


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