Monthly Archives: April 2014

2 04, 2014

Francesca and Ulysses in Milanese

By |2019-12-11T22:25:34+01:00April 2nd, 2014|2021 – Dantes year, Approfondimenti|0 Comments

In Dante’s day, the lord of Milan was Matteo I Visconti who extended his dominion over the whole of Lombardy and the surrounding regions during his domination, taking in even Bologna and Genoa.  The illustration shown on this page represents the bas-relief with the coat of arms of Matteo Visconti which appears on the outer walls of the basilica of St Eustorgio, one of the most ancient and famous churches of the Lombard metropolis. The cult of Dante, which goes back quite a long way in [...]

2 04, 2014

Igor Grčko

By |2019-12-11T22:25:35+01:00April 2nd, 2014|The voices of Ulysses|0 Comments

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

By |2019-12-11T22:25:36+01:00April 1st, 2014|The voices of Ulysses|0 Comments

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 [...]

1 04, 2014

Monteverdi – The Return of Ulysses to his Homeland

By |2014-04-01T12:24:45+02:00April 1st, 2014|Ulysses, Poetry and Music|0 Comments

The Return of Ulysses to his Homeland is an opera set by Claudio Monteverdi to a libretto by Giacomo Badoaro. The opera was first performed at the Teatro Santi Giovanni e Paolo in Venice during the 1639–1640 carnival season.