SLOVENIA / 2020
Simona Semenič – Beautiful Vidas Burn Beautifully
A play about historically significant and historically less significant women who have been persecuted for being different. Or just for being a female. A witch-hunt through the centuries is transmitted to a metaphorical level as the play deals with women as Joanna the Mad, Camille Claudel, Virginia Woolf, and other historically recognized women, but also with unnamed women, all of whom were victims of the patriarchal society in the past. The play is intertwining historical facts and figures with the present time inequality issues. The form of the plays is inventive, it's based on pagan rituals and combined with methods of contemporary playwriting.
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