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ITALY / 2022

Melania G. Mazzucco – Dulan, the Bride

The play was proposed by Teatro Stabile de Torino / Italy for the ETC Drama Committee

Dulan, the bride could be described as a noir story. The play is about a troubled middle-aged couple, they are just married but they are somehow hounded by the ghost of a girl who was found dead in the pool of the building where they are going to live. Dialogue after dialogue, some disturbing questions emerge: who was that young woman? Did the man know her? Was it a suicide or an act of violence? In this spiral of questions and conjecture, the image of a young foreign woman stands out, a victim of oppression and male violence.

Download an overview of the play and the author below, including an extract in English and the full play in the original language.


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