Francesca Campogalliani was born in Mantua in 1946, has a literature degree and has taught in the high schools of her city, but her name is linked in particular to the history and the theatre tradition of Mantua.
Maddalena Capalbi was born in Rome and lives in Milan since 1973. She writes poetry both in Italian and in the Roman dialect. Her last collection of poems in Italian was published at Milan in 2011 by La Vita Felice with the title Nessuno sa quando il lupo sbrana (“Nobody knows when the wolf mangles”). We reproduce here the cover of her collection of poems in the dialect of Rome Arivojo tutto (“I want everything back”) published by LietoColle, Como, 2009. The Roman dialect translation of the verses on [...]
Lia Careddu, an actress from the Sardinian Teatro Stabile, involved for years in research into various theatrical languages, has worked for thirty years in Sardinia’s regional territory at a national and international level, to bring to the stage a repertory of classical and contemporary authors by various means: theatre, cinema, television and radio. She is also involved in teaching in various interdisciplinary activities designed to train young people. She took part in the performance of the drama “Su Inferru” (“The Hell”), based on the translation into the [...]
Nadia Cibrario was born in Turin and lives in Rubiana, a small town not far from the Piedmont capital, but still nestled in the mountains of the Val di Susa, the birthplace of Nadia’s mother. In Rubiana Nadia Cibrario, valuably aided by her husband, runs the farm called Il Rododendro where, amongst other things, an excellent honey is made. The couple married in 2003 and have a ten-year old daughter called Giada. Nadia Cibrario’s great passion is singing and it often happens that she is [...]
Yaiza Conti Ferreyra was born in New York on April 1st 1984. At the age of five she moved to Buenos Aires where she lives to this day. She obtained a degree in drama at the National Arts Institute. Her vocation as an actress began with a seminary of theatrical initiation in which she took part in 2002 after passing her secondary school diploma. From then on she has participated, within the ambit of independent theatre, in various productions for adults and children such as, [...]
Alessandra Coronica is a young Italian actress who lives in Rome and was trained at the Centro Formazione Attori (Central Training School for Actors) run by Igor Grčko.
Matilde Pierro Donnarumma was born in Naples in 1923 and is the great-niece of the editor Luigi Pierro, the owner of a prestigious Neapolitan publishing house which was operating during the last decades of the nineteenth century and the first decades of the twentieth. The idea of translating the Divine Comedy into the Neapolitan vernacular came to her while she was still at the Vittorio Emanuele III high school for classical studies, thanks to her former Italian teacher who, besides frequently extolling the renown of [...]
Clara Farina is an actress, researcher and teacher from Sassari, actively involved since the seventies in an effort to recover and disseminate the Sardinian language. ------- Clara Farina has lent her voice to Francesca da Rimini and read the relevant verses (88-142) in the translation into Logudorese Sardinian by Pedru Casu. To listen to this reading click here below: In order to read the verses while you are listening to the reading, click here and operate the audio file from the text page. ------- [...]
Barbara Fässler is a Swiss artist who was born in Zurich in 1963 and who lives in Milan and Zurich. She is a teacher of visual arts, design and art history in the Swiss School in Milan. She graduated in contemporary art in the Villa Arson in Nice (Ecole Pilote Internationale d’Art et de Recherche – International Start-up School for Art and Research), where she took the DNSEP (“National Higher Diploma for Plastic Art”) as well as graduating in theoretical philosophy at the State University [...]
Gabriella Franchini is an Italian actress. She started her professional career in the Teatro Stabile in Turin with the Greek tragedy “Electra” by Sophocles. She has spent a long time in theatrical activities of a rich and varied nature: Elizabethan theatre, Aristophanes, Dario Fo, Eduardo de Filippo, Maupassant, Elias Canetti, Bontempelli, Bob Wilson, Adriana Asti. For years she has collaborated with Franca Valeri under whose direction she has toured for a long time with the monologue La bruttina Stagionata (“The Ugly Oldish Woman”) based on [...]