Maurizio Scaparro

Maurizio Scaparro (born 19 January 1932) is an Italian stage and film director, playwright, journalist and author.

Born in Rome, in the early 1950s Scaparro started working as a journalist and a theatre critic for the newspaper L'Avanti! and later for the magazine Maschere, rassegna mensile di vita del teatro.[1][2] In 1961 he became the director of the magazine Teatro Nuovo, and in 1963 he was appointed artistic director of the Stable Theatre in Bologna.[1][2] He debuted as a stage director in 1964, with the play Festa grande di aprile, and got a first large critical acclaim in 1965 with his version of Carlo Goldoni's comedy La Venexiana, which he first represented at the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto.[1][2]

During his career Scaparro directed over sixty plays, and was artistic director of several theatres, as well as of the theatrical section at the Venice Biennale.[1] He also directed a number of films.[2]

References

  1. Felice Cappa; Piero Gelli; Marco Mattarozzi. Dizionario dello spettacolo del '900. Baldini & Castoldi, 1998. ISBN 8880892959.
  2. Giorgio Dell’Arti. "Maurizio Scaparro". Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
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