ph Anita Faconti


by and with Francesco Marilungo

set design and costumes Francesco Marilungo

consulting Enzo Cosimi

duration 30’

“Emily” was born from a passion for Emily Dickinson and taking cue from the poetess’s life, carries out a reflection on the condition of loneliness.

Loneliness is something more than a widespread experience. In some respects it is a necessary experience, ineluctably linked to the human condition. It is our own individuality to impose us loneliness, we cannot escape it if not at the cost of losing our identity. The American poetess identifies this state of being as the only way to ensure the experience of soul and she gives up the social life to devote herself solely to her inner world.

A life, passed only within the four walls of her bedroom, without having human relationships unless with her family and few close friends with whom she related only by correspondence. A voluntary and conscious reclusion she accepts with no regrets.

“There is a solitude of space A solitude of sea
A solitude of Death, but these Society shall be
Compared with that profounder site That polar privacy
A soul admitted to itself -”
[Emily Dickinson – Poem 1695]