Lorenzaccio by Alphonse Mucha

Lorenzaccio by Alphonse Mucha

It was the first production of the play, which took place forty years after the death of the author, Alfred Musset. Reduced and adapted to the conditions of our time, she entered the repertoire of the theater of Sarah Bernard by chance. Admittedly by contemporaries, the romantic goal of the poet-dreamer, the political lone terrorist was one of the stage successes of the actress. The play by Alfred Musset recreates the historical events of the 16th century, where the main character, the Florentine aristocrat and the poet Lorenzino, alone plans to free the people from the tyrant Alessandro Medici.

Rejected,

lonely and weak, he chooses hypocrisy with his weapon and, being related to the duke, he easily enters into confidence, becoming an accomplice of debauchery. The murder of the duke did not justify his hopes: a worthy successor to the previous one again, cruel and greedy in power. One senseless crime gives rise to the following: lured by Lorenzaccio, seduced by a reward announced for a tyrannicide’s head. Alphonse Mucha was a set designer and author of costume designs. His passion for history was useful for recreating the image of an era, to the best of the stylized likelihood of a theatrical performance. In the playbill for the play he used directing techniques, symbolism of images and gestures that reveal the essence of the drama.

The Dragon, ominously hanging over the coat of arms of Florence, the confusion of the Poet, frozen in gloomy thoughts: “My life is now concentrated in the tip of my dagger” deciphers straightforwardly and ingenuously. The beautiful S-shaped movement of the lines in the figure of the figure is picked up and continued by the folds of the cloak. Dark clothes correspond to the last act of the drama: according to the idea of the artist and actress, the symbolism of color interpreting the atmosphere and character of the action was the main component of the set design of the play. Poster staging drama A. Musset “Lorenzaccio” in the Renaissance Theater 1896 This was the first production of the play, held forty years after the death of the author, Alfred Musset. Reduced and adapted to the conditions of our time, she entered the repertoire of the theater of Sarah Bernard by chance.

Admittedly by contemporaries, the romantic goal of the poet-dreamer, the political lone terrorist was one of the stage successes of the actress. The play by Alfred Musset recreates the historical events of the 16th century, where the main character, the Florentine aristocrat and the poet Lorenzino, alone plans to free the people from the tyrant Alessandro Medici. Rejected, lonely and weak, he chooses hypocrisy with his weapon and, being related to the duke, he easily enters into confidence, becoming an accomplice of debauchery. The murder of the duke did not justify his hopes: a worthy successor to the previous one again, cruel and greedy in power. One senseless crime gives rise to the following: lured by Lorenzaccio, seduced by a reward announced for a tyrannicide’s head.

Alphonse Mucha was a set designer and author of costume designs. His passion for history was useful for recreating the image of an era, to the best of the stylized likelihood of a theatrical performance. In the playbill for the play he used directing techniques, symbolism of images and gestures that reveal the essence of the drama. The Dragon, ominously hanging over the coat of arms of Florence, the confusion of the Poet, frozen in gloomy thoughts: “My life is now concentrated in the tip of my dagger” deciphers straightforwardly and ingenuously. The beautiful S-shaped movement of the lines in the figure of the figure is picked up and continued by the folds of the cloak. Dark clothes correspond to the last act of the drama: according to the idea of the artist and actress, the symbolism of color interpreting the atmosphere and character of the action was the main component of the set design of the play.

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