: Roberto Zucco (Modern Plays) (): Bernard-Marie Koltes: Books. Roberto Zucco by Bernard-Marie Koltès is English Theatre Leipzig’s 5th production. It features our biggest cast yet and uniquely and in the spirit of our. Roberto Succo was an Italian serial killer who committed several murders and other violent In , Bernard-Marie Koltès wrote a play (Roberto Zucco) loosely based on Succo’s life and crimes. French journalist Pascale Froment wrote a.

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Roberto Zucco

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He ultimately surrenders to those forces, albeit hesitantly, as if he had been chosen to act on them by some cosmic instinct.

Two prison guards in the prison from which Zucco will later escape talk about how the idea of murder is born and how it then becomes an actual deed. The text concerns itself with a charismatic serial murderer – a young lost soul who philosophically seduces his prey, driven by forces he can not control. Around them, society growls and rumbles, even though it has shown itself to be incapable of containing the violence it creates.

Premiere in Mini teater: It is difficult, almost impossible to identify any events in his life that could give a structure of the psychological basis to the character. The last play of a prolific career, it obeys the same ideals of rebellion and liberty the writer defended throughout his life. Their arc towards death is accelerated and irrevocable, as their bodies present a threat to others.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The text is encapsulated by C. He evaded police and escaped to France by rail, using fake documents and changing his surname to “Kurt”.


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Roberto Zucco (Modern Plays) Bernard-Marie Koltes: Methuen Drama

After Succo was caught, he was judged mentally ill and sentenced to ten years in a psychiatric prison in Reggio Emilia. The second guard tries to grasp the difference between reality and the idea – how an infernal thought can turn into an action.

Programme Tickets Repertoire News About xucco. Retrieved from ” https: On the basis of the murders of his mother, the inspector and the boy, we can recognize a symbolic process that finally leads Zucco to suicide: He then fled from Mestre, [1] but an investigation into the murders of the Succo couple immediately connected them to the son, who was arrested two days later at the exit of a pizzeria in Succo Pietro al Natisonenot far from the with Yugoslaviaafter he had briefly returned to the crime scene.

Registered users login here. Views Read Edit View history. On his quest to find himself, he meets a rebellious young girl with no identity, who falls in love with him: English, Hungarian and Italian. Crime and Media in Contemporary France. While serving his sentence, rooberto was a model prisoner who studied geology at the University of Parma. Objectivity is put to a serious test. They are all complex and meaningful representatives of the violent capitalist society in deep crisis. Retrieved 2 January On 28 February he was caught in Mestre[1] his hometown.

Between the two arrests, during the time he was on the run, he had killed his mother, raped a teenager, killed a police inspector and took a boy as a hostage only to kill him at the end. Her rage will lead her to lose herself for him in a place with the fateful name of Little Chicago. The play develops through fifteen chronologically connected scenes.


ROBERTO ZUCCO / Prologue, About Theatre – Festival d’Avignon

On March 1,in the course of an escape attempt, he fell from the roof of the Treviso prison. He does not want to be noticed, he wishes to be transparent, never aspiring to the role a hero. He committed suicide eoberto his cell in Vicenzain the “San Pius X” prison on May 23,suffocating himself with a plastic bag. Wish to recieve the programme and news from Mini teater?

Roberto Succo April 3, in Mestre — May 23, in Vicenza was an Italian serial killer who committed several murders and other violent crimes mostly in Italy and France in the s. There are thirty characters in the play and they all have generic names such as Girl, Sister, Brother, Father etc. On the stage, they’ll present this desperate attempt at identification, which shines a light on what makes the human. French journalist Pascale Froment wrote a non-fiction account of Succo’s crimes that appeared as Je te tue.

Part of the programme was created with support by: Not only Roberto Zucco, other characters are similarly evasive when it comes to psychological interpretation. His thoughts contradict his actions; his whole personality exists as a kind of a double. So Zucco destroys, without any further excuse.