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La Lupa: The She Wolfby Giovanni Verga
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"Mothers like me? We should be burned alive. We should be fed to the pigs, mothers like me."
A mother, a daughter, and their lover hurtle towards tragedy in Verga's passionate Italian classic, first performed in 1894. This new version by David Lan premiered at The Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon, in June 2000.
"Giovanni Verga, the Sicilian novelist and playwright, is surely the greatest Italian writer."
"David Lan is a genuine theatrical poet ... how lucky we are to have such ambitious, hypnotic writing in our theatre."—Observer
A new translation of this classic play, concerns a mother, a daughter and their lover hurtling towards tragedy.
David Lan's new version of Verga's classic play
"Mothers like me? We should be burned alive. We should be fed to the pigs, mothers like me." A mother fumes about her daughter's love affair as they hurtle towards tragedy in Verga's passionate Italian drama, first performed in 1894.
David Lan's acclaimed new version premiered at the RSC in June 2000.
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