Four plays by Dacia Mariani, one of Italy’s foremost writers, that present her unabashed views on the relations between women & power, women & men: Mary Stuart, Dialogue Between a Prostitute & Her Client, Dreams of Clytemnestra, Crime at the Tennis.
Mary Stuart is an evocation of the relationship between Elizabeth I of England and her cousin, Mary Queen of Scots, who she imprisoned and had put to death. Dialogue Between a Prostitute and Her Client is a blunt and revealing conversation between a man who seeks solace and fulfillment in the body of a woman he does not know, and the intelligent woman who confronts him with the meanings of his search. Crime at the Tennis Club is a retelling, from a woman’s point of view, of Alberto Moravia’s story about the murder of an older woman by four young men. Dreams of Clytemnestra translates the story of the mythic Greek heroine to modern Italy.