: Roberto Zucco (Modern Plays) (): Bernard-Marie Koltes: Books. Roberto Zucco by Bernard-Marie Koltès is English Theatre Leipzig’s 5th production. It features our biggest cast yet and uniquely and in the spirit of our. Roberto Succo was an Italian serial killer who committed several murders and other violent In , Bernard-Marie Koltès wrote a play (Roberto Zucco) loosely based on Succo’s life and crimes. French journalist Pascale Froment wrote a.

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MestreVeniceItaly. Views Read Edit View history. On March 1,in the course of an escape attempt, he kolted from the roof of the Treviso prison. The text concerns itself with a charismatic serial murderer – a young lost soul who philosophically seduces his prey, driven by forces he can not control. His thoughts contradict his actions; his whole personality exists as a kind of a double.

Two prison guards in the prison from which Zucco will later escape talk about how the idea of murder is born and how it then becomes an actual deed. It is difficult, almost impossible to identify any events in his life that could give a structure of the psychological basis to the robetro.

On the stage, they’ll present this desperate attempt at identification, which shines a light on what makes the human.

The last play of a prolific career, it obeys the same ideals of rebellion and liberty the writer defended throughout his life. They are all complex and meaningful representatives of the violent capitalist society in deep crisis.


Their arc towards death is accelerated and irrevocable, as their bodies present a threat to others. He committed suicide in his cell in Vicenzain the “San Pius X” prison on May 23,suffocating himself with a plastic bag.

On his quest to find himself, he meets a rebellious young girl koltess no identity, who falls in love with him: Part of the programme was created with support by: Slovenian translations are available at the hostess.

The second guard tries to grasp the difference between reality and the idea – how an infernal thought can turn into an action. Between the two arrests, during the time he was on the run, he had killed his mother, raped a teenager, killed a police inspector and took a boy as a hostage only to kill him at the kolhes.

ROBERTO ZUCCO / Prologue, About Theatre – Festival d’Avignon

After serving five years of his sentence, on May 15, while on freedom privileges, Succo escaped from the psychiatric hospital. While serving his sentence, he was a model prisoner who studied geology at the University of Parma.

A murderer without a motive, he decimated his own family, killed innocent citizens, and executed policemen. The text is encapsulated by C.

Roberto Succo

Roberto Zucco is a character full of contradictions. Each of them describes an action or a place of action, with the scenes making reference to mythological figures, for instance Delilah or Ophelia. Inside the mind of a killer”. The motivation for his criminal acts is open to interpretation of the reader or the viewer.


He ultimately surrenders to those forces, albeit hesitantly, as if he had been chosen to act on them by some cosmic goberto. French police officers criticized moltes film for allegedly glorifying Succo. So Zucco destroys, without any further excuse. Programme Tickets Repertoire News About us. Objectivity is put to a serious test. French journalist Pascale Froment wrote a non-fiction account of Succo’s crimes that appeared as Je te tue.

Around them, society growls and rumbles, even though it has shown itself to be incapable of containing the violence it creates. The play develops through fifteen chronologically connected scenes. Retrieved from ” https: This page was last edited on 30 Novemberat It is difficult to draw robdrto line between illusion and reality.

After Succo was caught, he was judged mentally ill and sentenced to ten years in a psychiatric prison in Reggio Emilia. On 28 February he was caught in Mestre[1] his hometown. By using this site, you agree to zcco Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Roberto Zucco is the only one with a real name and he fears he would forget it.