COMMUNICATION AND “THEATRALIZATION” OF THE ITALIAN CRISIS IN THE DIALCTIC BETWEEN DARIO FO, BEPPE GRILLO AND GIANROBERTO CASALEGGIO

Armando Rotondi

Abstract


In the last 20 years, during berlusconismo period, a new form of politics and new reality of the “MoVimento 5 Stelle”, created by Beppe Grillo and Gianroberto Casaleggio (1954-2016), have risen in Italy, reaching an essential role after the 2013 election. Aim of this paper is to show how, with Grillo’s activities, the teatro della politica has become a teatro della crisi in the use of a theatrical language and contemporary dramatic expression. From a theatrical perspective, Nobel laureate Dario Fo (1926-2016) has become a noble father of the movement. Following Fo’s sample, Grillo, entertainer and activist, has theatralized the crisis with one-man shows and theatre happenings, where the performance was essential. The dialectic between Fo and the two founders of the movement is developed in the book Il Grillo canta sempre al tramonto, constructed as a theatrical play where the chapters are similar to acts, the sub-chapters to scenes.


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