The Tradition of the Actor-author in Italian Theatre: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Tradition of the Actor-author in Italian Theatre

1st Edition

By Donatella Fischer

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This book brings together critical essays on the role of the actor-author, spanning the period from the Renaissance to the present. It surveys the works of Dario Fo, De Filippo, and Bene, and casts light on a tradition which continues into Neapolitan and Sicilian theatre today.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The Actor-Author in Castiglione's 'Il Cortegiano': 'lo esser travestito porta seco una certa libertà e licenzia' 2. Perché molte cose stanno ben nella penna che nella scena starebben male' Reading Between the Lines of the Surviving Ruzante Texts 3. Isabella Andreini's Stage Repertoire: The 'Lettere' and 'Fragmenti' 4. Commedie fortunate…’: 'Le due comedie in comedia' di Giovan Battista Andreini 5. The Actor and the Author: Renaissance Theatre in England and Italy 6. Goldoni, Gozzi, e il lavoro con l'attore 7. Napoli tra Ottocento e Novecento: dalla drammaturgia dell'attore alla drammaturgia dell'autore e ritorno 8. Il dilemma del teatro: 'La parte di Amleto' di Eduardo De Filippo 9. Characters in an English Adaptation of 'Napoli milionaria!' 10. La scrittura 'sul pubblico': The Fo-Rame Method 11. Franca Rame's Dowry How the Rame Family Tradition Lives On in the Theatre of Dario Fo and Franca Rame 12. Il 'funerale dell'orale'. Carmelo Bene: la scena e la scena della pagina 13. The Actor-Narrator 14. Marco Baliani's Theatrical Storytelling of Wonderment 15. Sguardi su una Napoli contemporanea attraverso il teatro di Annibale Ruccello 16. Il buio in fondo al sacco Parole in fuga e corpi senza scampo nel teatro di Spiro Scimone

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / General
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism
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PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General