The voices of Ulysses

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3 04, 2014

Rubén Conti

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Born in Corrientes, Argentina, in 1950, Rubén Conti took his degree in pharmacy at the University of Buenos Aires.  During his university years he got to know Magdalena, his co-student on the occasion of the examination in botany.  It was a coup de foudre and so Magdalena and Rubén were married in 1974 and are still happily together. Rubén worked for a time in the pharmaceutical industry in the Argentine capital after which, in 1981, he joined his parents in New York where he worked for some [...]

3 04, 2014

Oleksandr Dmytrenko

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Oleksandr Dmytrenko is a Ukrainian linguist born in 1971.  He took his degree in 1994 at the Upper Pedagogic Institute for foreign languages of Kiev. He is now professor of French at the École spécialisée № 49 of the Ukrainian capital, a school for advanced studies on the French language. ------- Oleksandr Dmytrenko has lent his voice to Ulysses and read the relevant verses (90-142) in the Ukrainian translation of Evgen Drobyazko. To listen to this reading click here below: In order to read the verses while you are [...]

2 04, 2014

Igor Grčko

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Igor Grčko is a Croatian musician and theatre director whose professional training took place at Fiume (Rijeka) where he graduated on the violin in 1980 at the local Music School in Zagreb where he attended the Academy of Dramatic Art.  For many years he has lived and worked in Rome where he runs the drama school Centro Formazione Attori ( and where he has presented many theatrical shows characterised by innovative and avant-garde creativity. What are particularly interesting, in this context, are his interpretations of Ionesco’s plays [...]

1 04, 2014

Clarence Johns

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Clarence Johns was born in 1994 at Portland, Oregon, USA.  Since his high school years, at Lincoln High School, Clarence became very fond of theatre and performed the classic roles of Macduff in Macbeth and Algernon in The Importance of Being Earnest among others. After playing the part of Blue in student-written play Thrown in the New Works young playwrights festival as a sophomore, Clarence applied to write for the following years. In 2010, he wrote his first play Postal which premiered at Lincoln High [...]

13 03, 2014

Gianni Mantesi

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Gianni Mantesi, the stage name for Giovan Battista Marchesini, was an Italian stage and dubbing actor born in Rome in 1924.  He lived in Milan with his colleague and wife, Grazia Migneco. He passed away on September 11th  2014. He attended the Academy of Dramatic Art in Rome and, at the same time, the Faculty of Letters at La Sapienza University.  In the university drama company, at the Ateneo Theatre, he had his first experience with Giulietta Masina, Anna Proclemer, Ennio de Concini and then [...]

10 01, 2014

Kazuo Okuma

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Kazuo Okuma is a Japanese journalist born in Tokyo in 1937.  He took his degree in History and Scientific Philosophy in 1963 at the University of Tokyo and immediately started working for the daily newspaper Asahi Shimbun, one of the principal Japanese dailies, which he only left in 1990 in order to devote himself to university teaching at the faculty of Human Sciences in the University of Osaka where he conducts a specialisation course in social services. Right from the start of his journalistic career he [...]

4 01, 2014

Eugeny Skibnevsky

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Eugeny Skibnevsky is a young Russian sociologist and took his degree at the Technical University of Astrakhan, where he obtained a PhD as well. He is also interested in psychology, etymology and history of the words.

3 01, 2014

Massimo Somaglino

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Massimo Somaglino is an actor, author and theatre producer.  At times he is also a singer or musician.  From his by now more than thirty year long career he likes to recall his work as an actor for some productions with Elio DeCapitani and the Teatro dell’Elfo, the quadrennial experience with the Teatro Stabile del Veneto, the union with Giuliana Musso for the direction of successful shows such as Nati in casa (of which he is also the co-author), Sexmachine and Tanti Saluti, as well as the long line of research which has [...]

1 01, 2014

Hovhannes Tiracujan

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Hovhannes Tiracujan was born in the town of Erevan (Armenia) in 1954.  He studied in the Medical University of Erevan up to 1978.  He works as a specialist public health doctor in an urban epidemiological unit. Ever since childhood one of his hobbies has been world history and the history of ancient Armenia.  He also likes music and literature. In 1985 he became interested in the International Language and studied it in a group taught by his future wife.  He now has an Esperantist family:  [...]

28 12, 2013

Humphrey Tonkin

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Humphrey Tonkin was born in the UK (Truro, Cornwall, 1939) and moved to the United States as a graduate student.  He holds an undergraduate degree in English from Cambridge University and a a Ph.D. from Harvard University.  For many years he taught English literature at the University of Pennsylvania. He also served as visiting professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University.  In 1983 he was appointed president of the State University of New York at Potsdam and in 1988 became president of the [...]