History Lessons | The war of the sexes | Unthinkable loves: women who marry other women

In the first semester of the season, the Fondazione del Teatro Grande proposes a new cycle of History Lessons created in collaboration with the Editori Laterza. The 2022 cycle is dedicated to the theme The war of the sexes, four meetings in which the conflict between women and men throughout the history of humanity will be discussed, in its many forms: from family to politics, from economics to literature, from art to the show. Extraordinary and controversial stories, from the best known to the unknown, will above all demonstrate the strength, talent, cunning and imagination of some great women who have fought gender inequalities in various fields, moving away from the social stereotypes of different eras. The appointments, set on Saturday at 11.00 in the months of February / March / April, will be hosted in the Great Hall and will involve some of the most important Italian historians flanked by actress Elena Vanni.

Fernanda Alfieri 
Unthinkable loves: women who marry other women
One day in April in the year 1725, Giovanna Maria Wincklerin presented herself to the Roman court of the Holy Office to report herself. She claims to be the daughter of the King of Poland and to have a wife, left behind in Vienna. How could it have happened that the two had married? And how was it possible that one woman loved another? Behind the questions of the authorities there is a world of ancient and still current beliefs about female sexuality, identity and desire.



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On sale online and at the Teatro Grande Box Office from Saturday 18 December.

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Each event will be carried out safely and in compliance with the regulations related to the containment of the spread of the Covid-19 contagion. In this regard, we point out that, following the latest regulatory provisions, access to the spaces of the Theater will be possible only after showing the Green Pass.