Proud Venezia

Gideon Lewis-Kraus points out that the comparatively schematic opposition of the concepts of the City and the State in Weil’s writings, finds a more ambiguous expression in her only play, Venise Sauvée.  Though Europe’s only democracy in 1618, Venice is also a police state run by a hidden cabal, notorious for torture and the use of informants, whose defense in contracted out to mercenaries, who are in turn denied benefits and rights of participation in the Republic.


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