In a constant turn of exhilarating and tragic events, Luigi Pirandello (winner of the 1934 Nobel Prize for Literature) leads us to believe a version of the story and its opposite soon after, kindling our inborn desire to know and be involved in the business of others.
In Italian theatre the political dimension is almost always present, even if there is no explicit declaration. Deep down theatre has always had a strong political quality directly or indirectly.
This year the annual Cambridge Italian play brings to the stage a masterpiece of Renaissance comedy – The Mandrake (La Mandragola) by Niccolò Machiavelli!
“But I’m mad, Inspector: certified mad! I’m a sort of amateur performance artist – my fellow performers need to be people who don’t realise they’re in my plays.”
2017 – Non ti Pago! By Eduardo de Filippo March 19th, 3pm, 7pm in Murray Edwards College Italian with English subtitles “A man lost between dream and reality, Don Ferdinando, owner of a lottery shop, is a dedicated but unlucky gambler. When Mario, Ferdinando’s hated prospective brother-in-law, wins a big sum after dreaming Ferdinando’s deceased
2016 – L’Uomo, la Bestia e la Virtù By Luigi Pirandello May 29th – 7pm in the Palmerston Room at St John’s College Italian with English subtitles “Everyone wears a mask. Not a literal one, maybe, but a mask nonetheless: everyone plays a role in the comedy of life. Professor Paolino, the Man, hides an
Everyone wears a mask. Not a literal one, maybe, but a mask nonetheless: everyone plays a role in the comedy of life. Professor Paolino, the Man, hides an illicit love affair under his respectable demeanor. Mrs Perella, his lover, wears the mask of Virtue but is not really virtuous at all; while her husband, Captain
Our theatre project is starting again! For the third consecutive year the Italian Society, in collaboration with Roman actor and director Ludovico Nolfi, will be staging a play at the end of Lent term, and we are looking for a cast and crew: actors, musicians, sound and lighting technicians, costume and make up artists, on
2015 – Questi Fantasmi By Eduardo de Filippo March 12th – 7pm in the Palmerston Room at St John’s College Italian with English subtitles ‘Questi Fantasmi’ (‘These Ghosts’) is a work which follows perfectly along the lines of De Filippo’s typical approach, combining his great irony with an ability to touch upon themes which make
2014 – Il Beretto a Sonagli By Luigi Pirandello March 13-14th – 7pm in the Judith E Wilson Drama Studio, English Faculty Italian with English subtitles In October of 2013 Ludovico Nolfi, actor and director from Rome, arrives in Cambridge with an idea in mind: to put on a show in Italian starring amateur native