‘Elettra’ abbandonata. Quando Giovanni Testori incontrò Franco Parenti

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Abstract

The essay deals with the study of an unpublished dramatic text by Giovanni Testori, Elettra, of which there is a manuscript and two different typed versions, but which the playwright himself let fall into oblivion. Alongside the illustration of the text and its placement in the broad context of contemporary rewritings of the classical myth, the essay proposes a hypothesis of dating to the spring-summer 1970 and widens the perspective to theatrical Italy (in Europe) of the period. This, for the purpose to en-lighten the author’s creative work and its development, also made up of breaks, turn-ing points and second thoughts, but consistent in its path towards a theatre that is both popular and ‘visceral’, centred on the concreteness of an actor’s body (as always for the great playwrights of history). A creative itinerary that, perhaps a bit surprisingly, is very much in tune with the theatrical and more widely cultural context of the period, with echoes, intersections and suggestions by Artaud, Brook, Grotowski, Pasolini.
Titolo tradotto del contributo[Autom. eng. transl.] 'Elettra' abandoned. When Giovanni Testori met Franco Parenti
Lingua originaleItalian
pagine (da-a)81-119
Numero di pagine39
RivistaDRAMMATURGIA
VolumeXVI
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2019

Keywords

  • contemporary Italian theatre
  • drama
  • drammaturgia
  • hostory of Italian theatre
  • rewriting of the classics
  • riscrittura dei classici
  • storia del teatro italiano
  • teatro italiano contemporaneo

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