Occupy the Theatre Favorite 


Jun 14 2011


Rome, Italy

A changing cast of theater workers — actors, seamstresses, lighting technicians and prop masters — are protesting the privatization of a stage once graced by some of Europe’s greatest thespians, from Sarah Bernhardt to Vittorio Gassman.

he front foyer has been commandeered into an operations-center-cum-mess hall. On a recent afternoon a half-dozen protesters sat hunched over computers, updating Facebook pages, editing blogs and videos and drafting statements calling for a cultural revolution to overturn the decline of the arts in Italy.

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