FORTUNA WON'T BE FAUVEL'S MATCH!
Vocal Theatre by Karmina Šilec
Vocal theatre Carmina Slovenica
Narrator: Aleš Valič (from the tape)
Musicians: Nino Mureškič, Žarko Ignjatović, Živa Horvat, Nadja Stegne
Concept: Karmina Šilec
Stage movement advisor: Sidra Bell (assistant Rebecca Margolick)
Lojze Lebič (1934): Fauvel ’86
Excerpts from the work Roman de Fauvel (1310 – 1314)
Fortuna Won’t Be Fauvel’s Match! is based on a gothic allegorical verse romance in which the central metaphor for moral decay and decadence is an ambitious horse/ass. The main character – Fauvel – is an incarnation of sin, irrationality, unreliability, dominance, flattery. Fortuna Won’t Be Fauvel’s Match! mocks human egotism, hedonism, hypocrisy and excesses of the governing classes, of secular as well as church rule, a society contaminated by sin and corruption. The ruling class is despotic and greedy, forgetting about the natural equality of people. Man through politics/the church is a symbol of everything that is wrong with our society and the system which administers it. This issue fascinates since it judges exploitations in the human society and poses the question if today, after 700 years, it is any easier to talk, or do we still whisper.
Pre premiere, Old Hall of Slovene National Theatre Maribor (Slovenia), 2015