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Giuliano Scabia

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morte della geometria

interventi per la visita alla prova dell'isola purpurea

6 December 2007

On occasion of the retrospective dedicated to Paolo Scheggi, Giuliano Scabia together with Giovanna Rogante read the long poem Morte della geometria and some passages from Interventi per la visita alla prova dell’isola purpurea di Bulkakov.
Scabia wrote the long poem Morte della geometria in 1972, after the death of Paolo Scheggi the previous year. Dedicated to him, it was a reflection on his interdisciplinary work: Marcia funebre o della geometria processione secondo Paolo Scheggi (1969) and La tomba della geometria (1970).
Visita alla prova de “L’isola purpurea” is a play by Bulgakov that Scabia was translating at the time, and in an interview he recalled: “it is a traditional play that touches on the subject of censorship, it is wonderful, it goes like a train, we are adapting it, that is, at the moment we are adding some sentences by Strehler, Grassi, we’re adapting it to the Piccolo and splitting it in five places,… it’s the actors from Zíp who are appearing again dressed as constructivists and we’re going to bring the vibe off the street into the theatre.” With the addition of visual plastic works by Paolo Scheggi, the work was presented at the Piccolo in Milan in 1968.
 
Giuliano Scabia (Padua, 1935), poet, narrator and dramatist, was one of the creators of the Nuovo Teatro, the “protagonist of some of the most lively and visionary theatrical experiences of recent years” (Gianni Celati, I narratori delle riserve), “one of the few, or perhaps the only legendary writer in circulation” (Marco Belpoliti, La Stampa-Tuttolibri), a “wanderer suspended in a time where we can still hope to go into a forest and maybe find some fairies there and then talk of Communism” (Paolo Mauri, La Repubblica), and “one of the few and best must-reads” (Folco Portinari, L’immaginazione).

Books: Padrone & Servo, Roma, D’Urso-Sciascia, 1964; All’improvviso & Zip, Turin, Einaudi, 1967; Commedia armoniosa del cielo e dell’inferno, Turin, Einaudi, 1972; Forse un drago nascerà, Milan, Emme, 1973; Teatro nello spazio degli scontri, Rome, Bulzoni, 1973; Il Gorilla Quadrumàno (various authors), Milan, Feltrinelli, 1974; Marco Cavallo, Turin, Einaudi, 1976; L’animazione teatrale (with Eugenia Casini-Ropa), Florence, Guaraldi, 1978; Dire fare baciare (with Massimo Marino), Florence, La Casa Usher, 1981; Il Diavolo e il suo Angelo preceduto dalla Lettera a Dorothea, Florence, La Casa Usher, 1982; Scontri generali, Turin, Einaudi, 1983; Teatro con bosco e animali, Turin, Einaudi, 1987; Fantastica visione, Milan, Feltrinelli, 1988; In capo al mondo, Turin, Einaudi, 1990; Nane Oca, Turin, Einaudi, 1992; Il poeta albero, Turin, Einaudi, 1995; Lorenzo e Cecilia, Turin, Einaudi, 2000; L’insurrezione dei semi, Milan, Ubulibri, 2000; Lettere a un lupo, Bellinzona, Casagrande, 2001; Opera della notte, Turin, Einaudi, 2003; Visioni di Gesù con Afrodite, Milan, Ubulibri, 2004; Le foreste sorelle, nuove straordinarie avventure di Nane Oca, Turin, Einaudi, 2005; Il Drago di Montelupo (with Pilade Cantini), Corrazzano, Titivillus, 2004; Il tremito. Che cos’è la poesia?, Bellinzona, Casagrande, 2006.
 

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