Life of Eduardo De Filippo

Titolo originale: Vita di Eduardo
Book published: ottobre 2015
Book pages: 555
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An actor, director, playwright, writer, Eduardo De Filippo (1900-1984) is one of the great masters of Italian theatre, and an original and influential voice in contemporary Italian literature. Firmly rooted in the Neapolitan tradition, his works beautifully transcend it to illuminate the human condition as a whole, and have become classics both in Italy and abroad. His best-known plays (Filumena Marturano,Sabato, domenica, lunedì, Questi fantasmi!, Napoli milionaria) have been staged all around the world for decades (featuring such internationally-reknown actors as Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright and, more recently, Ian McKellen, Judi Dench and John Turturro), and adapted into successful movies (Matrimonio all’italiana, directed by Vittorio de Sica and featuring Sophia Loren, was nominated for two Academy Awards and won a Golden Globe). 
This carefully researched and compellingly readable biography follows Eduardo throughout his life and career, chronicling his complex relationship with his brother and sister (the three worked together onstage for decades) and other great writers and actors of his time (Luigi Pirandello, Laurence Olivier, Anna Magnani, Pier Paolo Pasolini...).
Italian playwright Dario Fo, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, contributes a brief essay about his personal and artistic relationship with De Filippo. 

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ANSA

Storia della costruzione di un genio.
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Maurizio Giammusso - L'Huffington Post

Il ricordo di Maurizio Giammusso su Luca De Filippo.
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Paolo Fallai - Corriere della Sera - Ed. Roma

Vita di Eduardo raccontata senza pettegolezzi
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Dario Fo - Il Sole 24 Ore

Il mio amico Eduardo
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Rodolfo Di Giammarco - Almanacco dei Libri - La Repubblica

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Osvaldo Guerrieri - La Stampa

Da Eduardo a Dario Fo, la rivolta dei giullari
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Andrea Bisicchia - La Sicilia

Il teatro e l'eredità morale
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Teresa Colavincenzo - Agoranews

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Il Cittadino

Eduardo De Filippo, genio del Novecento
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Pier Luigi Razzano - Radio Lab F2

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Alessandro Forlani - Rai - GrParlamento

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La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno - Ed. Brindisi

Maurizio Giammusso presenta il "suo" Eduardo
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ANSA

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Guido Damiano - Domenica Quiz

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ADNKRONOS

Luca De Filippo e Lina Sastri presentano <i>Vita di Eduardo</i>
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Brindisi Sera

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