Otway by Goethe, in Hofmannsthal, the history of the Spanish conspirators who in 1618 wanted to seize and destroy Venice has often caught the imagination of great writers. But only with the bright fragments of Venice save the story of Simone Weil seems to have passed its last truth: "a perfect city, which is about to be plunged into horrendous dream of force; a careful man who, suddenly, the see and save. " In this "theater property 'pin is Jaffier, the conspirator who betrays his companions and save the city. In him is renewed figure of just blocking the race of evil, consuming it in suffering on its head. Against Jaffier is another conspirator, Renaud, possessed by dreams of power. "Monomaniac, elegant, frighteningly truthful," he knows with full clarity the articulation of force in things and in the mind. The conflict between these two beings, while in the background we see the "bright jewel" of Venice, is one of the rarest in the theater of our century that can be called tragic . Here the word destruction , leaving any vagueness, takes on a precise as those of the stones of a city. Here we can see, once and for all, as the slogan of the oppressors is always the same: "We make history."
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