The Story of Vajont

The Story of Vajont

by Marco Paolini, Gabriele Vacis
     
 


Drama. All Italians of a certain age remember the Vajont disaster: a giant wave raised by a landslide into a brand new hydroelectric reservoir in the Italian Alps jumped over the dam that was supposed to contain it and crushed five towns in less than seven minutes, killing over 2000 people. At the time, it was held to be a natural disaster... -- Thomas Simpson…  See more details below

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Drama. All Italians of a certain age remember the Vajont disaster: a giant wave raised by a landslide into a brand new hydroelectric reservoir in the Italian Alps jumped over the dam that was supposed to contain it and crushed five towns in less than seven minutes, killing over 2000 people. At the time, it was held to be a natural disaster... -- Thomas Simpson, Foreword. Directed by Gabriele Vacis, Marco Paolini's immensely popular 1993 performance monologue explores what really lay behind the catastrophe. Winner of Italy's most prestigious theater prize, the Premio Ubu, THE STORY OF VALJONT is translated and edited by Thomas Simpson, with an essay by Franco Nasi and black-and-white photographs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781884419416
Publisher:
Bordighera Press
Publication date:
10/01/2000
Series:
Crossings Series
Pages:
116
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)

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