Carlos Diaz revive tales of the Decameron in the Trianon Theatre of Havana
- Submitted by: Camila
- Arts and Culture
- 02 / 03 / 2015
Funny, satirical and erotic characters from tales of the Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio, have resurfaced under the direction of Carlos Diaz with his group The Public at the Trianon Theatre, where the playwright has had previous success with works of the classical repertoire as La Celestina and Noche de reyes.
Before, in the nearly 30 minute wait, listening to Los Muñequitos de Matanzas to "El necio" by Silvio Rodríguez, followed by other issues of Afro-Cuban music, that conspire against an environment prepared to unleash laughter.
The scaffolding scene, full of a bizarre costumes –men wearing heels, umbrellas, wings, masks, vintage clothing contrasting with colorful designs- is a hallmark of the director. A nonexistent scenery leaves everything in terms of the actors.
Very common nudes do not appear in this work and have been replaced by dialogues and situations of present Cuba, with spicy jokes and grotesque attitudes.
Osvaldo Doimeadiós, head of the cast, the story stands in mute gardener, representing the Abbess with humor and elegance.
Source: Diario de Cuba