astazi este ziua internationala a teatrului, iar la sediul UNESCO din Paris a fost ceremonia anuala in care un actor transmite mesajul breslei lui catre comunitate.
Anul acesta purtatorul de mesaj a fost John Malkovich, fiind primul actor american invitat sa conduca aceasta ceremonie.
acum 50 de ani, primul mesaj a fost rostit de Jean Cocteau, iar de atunci printre vorbitori s-au mai aflat Judi Dench, Vaclav Havel, Peter Brook, Ellen Stewart, Richard Burton, Luchino Visconti, Pablo Neruda, Laurence Olivier, Arthur Miller, dar si Eugen Ionesco.
iata speech-ul lui Malkovich:
I’m honored to have been asked by the International Theatre Institute ITI at UNESCO to give this greeting commemorating the 50th anniversary of World Theatre Day. I will address my brief remarks to my fellow theatre workers, peers and comrades.
“May your work be compelling and original. May it be profound, touching, contemplative, and unique. May it help us to reflect on the question of what it means to be human, and may that reflection be blessed with heart, sincerity, candor, and grace. May you overcome adversity, censorship, poverty and nihilism, as many of you will most certainly be obliged to do.
“May you be blessed with the talent and rigor to teach us about the beating of the human heart in all its complexity, and the humility and curiosity to make it your life’s work. And may the best of you — for it will only be the best of you, and even then only in the rarest and briefest moments — succeed in framing that most basic of questions, ‘how do we live?’ Godspeed.”