Teobaldo Ciconi

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Teobaldo Ciconi

Gaetano Oliva

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[Autom. eng. transl.] Teobaldo Ciconi, poet, journalist, translator and playwright, while not having a real practice of the scene, composed dramas that represented a real split and revolution with respect to the traditional dramaturgy of the time; it was his assiduous frequentation of theatrical companies that allowed him to develop and sharpen a careful eye to the passage from the text to the scene, so much so that his writing was visibly influenced by the continuous look at the stage. Emilio Mattei called him "a writer so vehement in his love of country, so pure and disinterested in his affections and in his friendships, so high in his concept of art, so serene in his misfortunes". But these his - and many others - appreciations did not help Ciconi to be remembered until today as one of the most significant nineteenth-century playwrights, so much so that very little is known about this noble and austere playwright. His name resounds perhaps familiar to someone because it is linked to a work like The statue of meat which is rather known but more for its cinematographic reduction than for its real dramaturgical origin. Ciconi joined the new naturalistic address of the Italian comedy of which Paolo Ferrari was the greatest representative even if, in reality, it was Ciconi who was the real and real initiator of naturalist theater in Italy, so much so that The duel of Ferrari, the emblematic work of this current came out five years after the death of Ciconi himself.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Teobaldo Ciconi
Original languageItalian
PublisherEditore XY.IT
Number of pages950
ISBN (Print)9788897160007
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Letteratura Teatrale
  • Ottocento
  • Teatro

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