2011, Wed, Jun 15

Angélica Liddell (Madrid)

El Año de Ricardo

Angelica Liddell | El Año de Ricardo | Foto: Francesca Paraguai

Angelica Liddell | El Año de Ricardo | Foto: Francesca Paraguai

The enfant terrible of Spanish theater, Angélica Liddell, meets the epitome of human evil and hunger for power: Shakespeare’s “Richard III”.

She creates a radical, female version of the cynical exhibitionist that was the monster Richard III. Angélica Liddell questions the relationship between human bodies and power. In her self-experiment, she triggers an avalanche of linguistic fusillades and self-inflicted injuries. In doing so, Liddell takes to the limit questions such as the extent to which the body can determine human will-power, when private matters become social ills and how personal complexes can turn into totalitarian experiments. The spectator, abandoned in the darkness of the theater, is her witness.