Dacia Maraini
Maria Stuarda e altre commedie (Mary Stuart and Other Comedies)
Rizzoli 2001, 112 pages

“Although Mary Stuart was named after a woman, women were not very present in Schiller’s famous text. So I thought about reversing the whole story, multiplying the female roles, to describe the relationship between women and their different attitude towards power.”

In this volume the literary instrument becomes a method of investigation on the female universe. But the path in the theatrical writing of Dacia Maraini is enriched with other stories, in the staging of ordinary and extraordinary existences: the human drama of three generations, a grandmother, a mother, a daughter, in Mela; the last period of captivity of the revolutionary Eleonora Fonseca Pimentel in Donna Lionora giacubina; the impossible return to normal life of five former patients of a psychiatric hospital in Stravaganze; and the fragments of humanity caught in A train, one night. Dacia Maraini captures moments of life that become essential moments of truth.

Dacia Maraini

Dacia Maraini

Dacia Maraini is the author of many novels, short stories, plays, poems, autobiographical stories and essays. Her works have been translated in twenty countries worldwide. In 1990 she has won the Strega Prize, the most prestigious literary prize in Italy, with her novel Buio. Among her most recent books La bambina e il sognatore (2015), Tre donne (2017), Corpo felice (2018), Trio. Storia di due amiche, un uomo e la peste di Messina (2020).

 

 

 

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