• Short Summary

    INSPITE OF THE BAN BY ROMAN AUTHORITIES ON ANY PUBLIC PERFORMANCE OF ROLF HOCHHUTH'S CONTROVERSIAL PLAY 'THE REPRESENTATIVE', 12 ACTORS GAVE A SPECIAL PRIVATE PERFORMANCE IN THE BASEMENT STOREROOM OF A ROME BOOKSHOP LAST NIGHT (MONDAY).

  • Description

    INSPITE OF THE BAN BY ROMAN AUTHORITIES ON ANY PUBLIC PERFORMANCE OF ROLF HOCHHUTH'S CONTROVERSIAL PLAY 'THE REPRESENTATIVE', 12 ACTORS GAVE A SPECIAL PRIVATE PERFORMANCE IN THE BASEMENT STOREROOM OF A ROME BOOKSHOP LAST NIGHT (MONDAY).FOLLOWING THE 'CLANDESTINE' PERFORMANCE, THE ACTORS HAVE ENDED THEIR 'SIT-IN' PROTEST AGAINST POLICE ACTION WHICH PREVENTED THEM FROM PERFORMING THE PLAY IN THEIR PRIVATE 'THEATRE' IN THE CELLAR UNDER A ROMAN CHURCH WHICH HAS BEEN EMPTY AND DECONSECRATED FOR YEARS.

    THE SIT-IN BEGAN LAST SATURDAY NIGHT AFTER POLICE HAD CORDONED OFF THE STREET LEADING TO THE THEATRE CLUB AND INTERRUPTED A DRESS REHEARSAL FOR CRITICS AND PRIVATE GUESTS.EVER SINCE THEN THE BUILDING HAS BEEN BESEIGED WITH CROWDS AND PRESS CAMERAMEN.THE POLICE HAVE NOT ALLOWED THE PRESS TO GO INSIDE, AND EVERYONE ENTERING OR LEAVING THE BUILDING WAS CLOSELY QUESTIONED BEFORE BEING ALLOWED TO PASS.

    WHEN THE PROVINCIAL PREFECT OF ROME BANNED THE PLAY, HE WAS ACTING UNDER THE LATERAN CONCORDAT OF 1929, WHICH GOVERNS ITALY'S RELATIONS WITH THE VATICAN..UNDER THE CONCORDAT, THE ITALIAN GOVERNMENT UNDERTAKES TO PREVENT ANYTHING HAPPENING IN ROME WHICH WOULD CONFLICT WITH THE CITY'S SACRED CHARACTER.'THE REPRESENTATIVE' ACCUSES POPE PIUS XII OF FAILING TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST NAZI PERSECUTION OF THE JEWS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACQN3ARPJJCNIQ58VDPXB9O852
    Media URN:
    VLVACQN3ARPJJCNIQ58VDPXB9O852
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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