LSE 7/10/16. Fast moving conversation over 2 hours with Italian Government Under Secretary of State of European Affairs. Organised by the dynamic Italian Societies of King’s College & LSE students. Chaired by Prof. Andrea Biondi. My impression was of a very attentive student audience. An extremely interesting conversation in view of BREXIT and £sterling out of control on the markets. The Minister evoked the Defence of Europe, the leit-motive of recent interesting lectures at the LSE by prestigious European invited Speakers, including Italian President Sergio Mattarella, a subject so little spoken of during the pre Referendum discussions. The Minister’s allusion to Pirandello was witty & intriguing.
Extract from WIKIPEDIA with thanks
Luigi Pirandello (Italian:Agrigento 28 June 1867 – Rome 10 December 1936) was an Italian dramatist, novelist, poet and short story writer whose greatest contributions were his plays. He was awarded the 1934 Nobel Prize in Literature for “his almost magical power to turn psychological analysis into good theatre.”Pirandello’s tragic farces are often seen as forerunners of the Theatre of the Absurd.