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Severed Heads. Symbols of Power.

Hosted by a member of the Madrid Theatre Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Tue 02 Jul 18:30 - 20:00

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"To be or not to be - that is the question..." If we are ever asked for a symbol that remind us "theatre" many of us would easily think of Hamlet monologue talking to his father´s skull.

But let's take a little time to delve into the importance of decapitation on the scenes, whether in cinema, TV or theatre: how many characters lost their heads in the recent and tremendously succesful series "Game of Thrones"? Do you remember from Disney factories Queen of Hearts screaming out in "Alice in Wonderland"? She was mad about cutting heads off. What's in the box David Mills (Brad Pitt) receives at the end of the film "Seven"? Oscar Wilde's "Salome" is based in the biblic character who wanted the head of John the Baptist.

This obsession with the heads obviously responds to an anthropologic question related to power that the exhibition is determined to explore thoroughly.

The area is more than better to go grabbing a drink somewhere local afterwards if you want.

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