“Kublai Jan does not necessarily believe everything Marco Polo says when he describes the cities visited on his expeditions, but the emperor of the Tartars does continue listening to the young
Venetian with greater attention and curiosity than he shows any other messenger or explorer of his…”
Invisibles Cities by Italo Calvino
Perhaps there aren’t a political history or collective creations, or love stories that haven’t been told before, the “Marco Polo” series depicts some classical, great stories that have been transformed into theatre and became paradigms of certain human destinies.
William Shakespeare & Giuseppe Verdi (Macbeth), Jacob, Wilhelm Grimm & Engelbert Humperdinck, (Hänsel und Gretel), Robin Maugham & Harold Pinter (The servant), Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes & Luis Bonfa (Black Orpheus), Henrik Ibsen & Edvard Grieg (Peer Gynt), Johann Wolfgang Goethe & Jules Massenet (The sorrows of young Werther).