Othello

Bene, Carmelo (1937-2002) 1979

This TV version of Bene’s Otello is based on a video recording made in the Torino RAI Studios in 1979. The editing was done more than twenty years later, in 2001, by RAI Educational, commissioned by Bene himself, who supervised the entire process. Otello’s first cue is: “E’ la causa, anima mia” (“It is the cause, my soul”, 1’01”) Read More

Un Amleto di meno

Bene, Carmelo (1937-2002) 1972

Director, screenplay, scenography, costumes, music-collage: Carmelo Bene Cinematography: Mario Masini Editing: Mauro Contini First cameraman: Maurizio Scansani Make-up: Gloria Fava

Production: Anna Maria Papi for Donatello Cinematografica Production director: Rodolfo Frattaioli The labyrinths at Elsinore are by Alberto Paoli   Carmelo Bene (Amleto), Lydia Mancinelli (Kate, first actress at Elsinore), Alfiero Vincenti (Claudio, King of Denmark), Luigi Mezzanotte (Laerte), Franco Leo (Orazio), Pippo Tuminelli (Polonio), Sergio Di Giulio (William, ‘capocomico’ or lead actor and  manager of the theatre company at Elsinore), Isabella Russo (Ofelia, ‘a prototype of Ophelia’), Luciana Cante (Gertrude, Queen of Denmark) Read More