: 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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He evaded police and escaped to France by rail, using fake documents and changing his surname to “Kurt”.

In France, he killed two women, a physician, and two police officers. Their arc towards death is accelerated and irrevocable, as their bodies present a threat to others. It is difficult zicco draw the line between illusion and reality.

On 9 April he fatally stabbed his mother Maria 32 times, and his father, a police officerwho had refused to lend him their car. Crime and Media in Contemporary France. His thoughts contradict his actions; his whole personality exists as zucvo kind of a double. After Succo was caught, he was judged mentally ill and sentenced to ten years in a psychiatric prison in Reggio Emilia.

After serving five years of his sentence, on May 15, while on freedom privileges, Succo escaped from the psychiatric hospital. English, Hungarian and Italian. Retrieved 23 October Roberto Zucco is the only one with a real name and he fears he would forget it. The second guard tries to grasp the difference between reality and the idea – how an infernal thought can turn into an action. On the basis of the murders of his mother, the inspector and the boy, we can recognize a symbolic process that finally leads Zucco to suicide: He ultimately surrenders to those forces, albeit hesitantly, as if he had been chosen to act on them by some cosmic instinct.


Not only Roberto Zucco, other characters are similarly evasive when it comes to psychological interpretation. Retrieved 2 January On the stage, they’ll present this desperate attempt at identification, which shines a light on what makes the human. Roberto Succo April 3, in Mestre — May 23, in Vicenza was an Zucdo serial killer who committed several murders and other violent crimes mostly in Italy and France in the s.

Roberto Zucco (Modern Plays) Bernard-Marie Koltes: Methuen Drama

The motivation for his criminal acts is open to interpretation of the reader or the viewer. While serving his sentence, he was a model prisoner who studied geology at the University of Parma.

Retrieved from ” https: He does not want to be noticed, he wishes to be transparent, never aspiring to the role a hero. Around them, society growls and rumbles, even though it has shown itself to be incapable of containing the violence it creates.

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Views Read Edit View history. He then fled from Mestre, [1] but an investigation into the murders of the Succo couple immediately connected them to the son, who was arrested two days later at the exit of a pizzeria in San Pietro al Natisonenot far from the with Yugoslaviaafter he had briefly returned to the crime scene. All you need to know. Roberto Kolets is a character full of contradictions. They are all complex and meaningful representatives of the violent capitalist society in deep crisis.

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Roberto Zucco

Inside the mind of a killer”. Slovenian translations are available at the hostess. The last play of a prolific career, it obeys the same ideals of rebellion and liberty the writer defended throughout his life.

So Zucco destroys, zuucco any further excuse. There are thirty characters in the play and they all have generic names such as Girl, Sister, Brother, Father etc. This page was last edited on 30 Novemberat French journalist Pascale Froment wrote a non-fiction account of Succo’s crimes that appeared as Je te tue.

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 plays, such as Quay WestStruggle of the Blacks and the DogsSalingerNight Just Before the Foreststranslated and performed throughout the world, remain, by their violence and intensity, perfectly modern. Between kotes 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 end.

How could it condemn what it has given birth to, adrift mothers and melancholic detectives, virginal big sisters or pimps for brothers? Her rage will lead her to lose herself for him in a rogerto with the fateful name of Little Chicago. The play develops through fifteen chronologically connected scenes. French police officers criticized the film for allegedly glorifying Succo. Enter your e-mail address:

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