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Frankenstein. A black fairy tale
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Frankestein is a gothic, horror, science fiction novel written by British author Mary Shelley between 1816 and 1817, at the age of 19.

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Published in 1818 and modified by the author for a second edition of 1831. Set in Geneva at the end of 1700.
A boy, Victor Frankenstein, following the death of his mother, who had contracted scarlet fever, to overcome the pain of loss, always fascinated by medicine, begins to study creation
of a perfect being, who is smarter than man, who has no weaknesses, who always enjoys good health and who is useful to others. Thus, Frankenstein spends his nights in cemeteries to study the decomposition of bodies and to be able to understand how to generate the creature he had in mind.
The result, however, is not the one originally contemplated but rather a monster, an ugly-looking creature, with superhuman and unmanageable strength, who kills his brother Guglielmo, causing suspicion to fall on the family's ruler.
The woman, unjustly blamed, dies in prison resigned to her fate.
The events that follow are a tangle of facts that will lead Frankenstein and the monster he created to meet again.
It will be then that the abominable being will ask his inventor to support him with a woman, a creature similar to him, promising him, in exchange, to leave but the boy fails to agree and destroys his work, unleashing the wrath of the monster who begins to kill whoever is dear to the boy, his last wife
It will follow Frankenstein's desire to avenge all the people who have died because of him
through the monster, while the abominable being will acquire a soul that is very close to that
human and pushes him to experience the sense of guilt for the pain caused.

Our version

The choice of Il Demiurgo was to entrust the staging of Mary Shelley's text to the eye of a female director, Chiara Vitiello, through the female gaze that is that of the author, who will be entrusted with a prologue and an epilogue. and to whose life homages will be made and parallels offered, we tell of a "creature" who is no more monster than each of us is, and of a desire for omnipotence that is at the same time disturbing and terribly familiar, for the human motivations from which it is born and for the ordinary ambition that nourishes it.
In short, our Frank is a black tale about diversity, pain, lack of
understanding and sick ambitions.

Dramaturgy: Francescoantonio Nappi
assistant director FRANCO NAPPI
costumes and scenography FILOMENA MAZZOCCA
lighting design MARCO SERRA
graphics and organization ESPOSITO EMILIA
production IL DEMIURGO

MUSA - Reggia di Portici

History, architectural elegance, archaeology, nature, rare plants, regal decorations, refined rooms and the look that plunges into the blue of the sea that frames a breathtaking view.
Visitors to the Royal Palace of Portici will be amazed: so much wonder in a single ticket?

The royal site of Portici was built before the Royal Palace of Caserta at the behest of the King of Naples Charles of Bourbon and the Queen Amalia of Saxony. The sovereign was looking for a sublime place to devote himself to hunting, his wife wanted to live happy days surrounded by nature and the landscape between Vesuvius and the Gulf. So Portici immediately conquered their hearts.

Today, thanks to the museums managed and maintained by the Musa Centre, visitors can enjoy a multidisciplinary "full immersion".

Over time, in fact, the complex of the Royal Palace of Portici became "a place of accumulation of memories of art, of historical-scientific and landscape memories" and is still today "a place of contrasts in which the archaeological soul and the scientific soul live". Since 1935 it has housed the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Naples Federico II.



Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Visitors: Minimum: 1 | Maximum: 10
recommended: Adult audience
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Via università, 100 - 80055 Portici (NA)

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Portici - Ercolano (Trenitalia)
1 km
Portici Bellavista (Circumvesuviana)
1.5 km
Portici Via Libertà (Circumvesuviana)
950 m

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09:30 - 19:00  |  from Tuesday to Saturday
10:00 - 19:00  |  Sunday

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