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

Troilo e Cressida

Borgia, Gianpiero 2009

Director: Gianpiero Borgia

Production: Fondazione Casillo, Teatro Pubblico Pugliese and Teatro dei Borgia

Translation: Luca Scarlini

Scenography: Alvisi-Kirimoto

Music: Francesco Santalucia aka “Papaceccio MMC”

Choreography: Elisa Barucchieri

Stage manager: Francesco Gorgoglione

Lighting design: Gianpiero Borgia

Costumes: Giuseppe Avallone with Valentina Fucci

Actors

Nunzia Antonino (Andromaca), Annalisa Canfora (Cassandra), Elena Cotugno (Elena), Christian Di Domenico (Agamennone/Ettore), Salvo Disca (Menelao), Giovanni Guardiani (Ulisse/Paride) Claudia Lerro (Cressida), Maurizio Lucà (Priamo/Aiace), Liborio Natali (Achille), Daniele Nuccetelli (Terside/Diomede), Aldo Rapè (Patroclo), Monica Samassa (Pandaro) Raffaele Romita (Enea), Monica Samassa (Pandaro), Nicola Vero (Troilo).

Giulio Cesare

Baracco, Andrea 2012

Part One: (Visit video source page)

Part Two: (Visit video source page)

Adapted by Vincenzo Manna and Andrea Baracco for Compagnia I Termini

Directed by Andrea Baracco

Scenography: Arcangela di Lorenzo

Lighting: Javier Delle Monache

Costume designer: Mariano Tufano

Assistant director: Giulia Dietrich

Production: Benvenuti srl e Lungta Film in collaboration with Teatro di Roma

 

Actors: Giandomenico Cupaiuolo (Bruto), Roberto Manzi (Cassio), Ersilia Lombardo/Aurora Peres (Calpurnia), Lucas Waldem Zanforlini (Casca and Ottaviano), Livia Castiglioni (Porzia), Gabriele Portoghese (Marc’Antonio)

 

Performed at the ‘Globe to Globe’ Festival in London in 2012

Winner of the Certamen Almagro Off  – Festival Internacional de Teatro Clásico de Almagro (Spain)

 

 

Giulio Cesare (Julius Caesar)

Castellucci, Romeo 1997

 

Research Article

Anna Maria Cimitile, ‘Tragedy and Shakespeare Performance Studies in Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio’s Giulio Cesare (1997) and Macbeth su Macbeth (2014)’, Cahiers Élisabéthains 96.1, 2018, pp 102-116, ISSN 0184-7678 (DOI: 10.1177/0184767818768092)

Abstract: The article discusses two productions, respectively of Julius Caesar and Macbeth, by the experimental Italian theatre company Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio (SRS). My wider scope is a reflection on what I may call the ‘peregrinations’ of the sense of the tragic in our times; my more specific question is: How is the Shakespearean tragic envisioned by SRS? What does their ‘performative thinking’ reveal about tragedy and our sense of the tragic today? As the performances are in Italian, based on Italian translations of Shakespeare, the question of the different language will also be briefly considered, to listen to the ‘ear of the other’ in critical action.

 

 

Hamlet

Maestri, Maria Federica; Pititto, Francesco 2010

There were three Hamlets in the production, sometimes taking turns, sometimes together on stage. The idea reflected the schizophrenia of Hamlet. The arrangement allowed the audience to see different forms of Hamlet’s madness and confront different aspects of the protagonist’s personality. Read More

Hamlet

Maestri, Maria Federica; Pititto, Francesco 2011

There were three Hamlets in the production, sometimes taking turns, sometimes together on stage. The idea reflected the schizophrenia of Hamlet. The arrangement allowed the audience to see different forms of Hamlet’s madness and confront different aspects of the protagonist’s personality. Read More

La tempesta

Strehler, Giorgio (1921-1997) 1977-78 and 1983-84

An Italian adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest directed by Giorgio Strehler in 1983. Read More

Cesare deve morire (Caesar Must Die)

Taviani, Paolo and Vittorio 2011

Paolo and Vittorio Taviani’s docudrama about real-life convicts staging Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Winner of the Golden Bear for best film at the 62nd Berlinale.

Production: KaosCinematografica and Rai Cinema

Distribution: RaiTrade

 

Sogno di una notte d’estate

Salvatores, Gabriele 1983

Cast: Flavio Bucci, Gianna Nannini, Alberto Lionello, Erica Blanc, Giuseppe Cederna, Alessandro Haber and others.

Music by Mauro Pagani

King LeoR

de Berardinis, Leo (1939-2008) 1996

King LeoR (1996) is a documentary about the making of King Lear, directed by Leo de Berardinis (1939-2008) who was an innovative director and actor of the Italian theatre. 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

Che cosa sono le nuvole? (What are the clouds?)

Pasolini, Pier Paolo 1968

The film was shot as one of the episodes in Capriccio all’italiana (Italy, 1968; producer Dino De Laurentiis) The actors: Totò (Jago), Ninetto Davoli (Otello), Laura Betti (Desdemona), Franco Franchi (Cassio), Ciccio Ingrassia (Roderigo), Adriana Asti (Bianca), Carlo Pisacane (Brabanzio). The Italian popular singer Domenico Modugno is the ‘immondezzaro’ or dustman, while the writer Francesco Leonetti, co-founder with Pasolini and Roberto Roversi of the journal Officina in 1955, plays in the film as the puppeteer Read More