di Alessia Masini
How can we hand on historical memory and knowledge nowadays? Education has to provide itself with new instruments to teach History and to pass on the memory of the past. Among those instruments, we should consider theatrical means, in particular some forms of Narrative’s Theatre and Community Theatre, like the Community Theatre of Pontelagoscuro, near Ferrara. The dramatizing of historical testimonies can be considered as innovative an instrument to pass on knowledge, as much as it is traditional. This kind of oral communication restores an emotive relationship between the actor/storyteller and who is listening, and allow historical memory to fill itself up with sounds, words, signs and looks, letting History show itself before our very eyes.