Final Seminar in Turin

On 27 May 2019, the fourth and final seminar of the Q.Theatre Project took place at the University of Turin (Italy). Emilio Martínez Mata (University of Oviedo) opened the proceedings with a paper on the first theatrical recreations of Don Quixote in England and the lost Shakespeare play Cardenio.

Aldo Ruffinatto (Università degli Studi di Torino) moderated the next session, in which Emmanuel Marigno (Université de Lyon – Saint-Étienne) delved into the use of screens in the French theatrical production of Don Quixote, and Stefania Di Carlo e Iole Scamuzzi (both from the Università degli Studi di Torino) analyzed the play Il Curioso Impertinente de Alessandro de Stefani; their edition has been printed in the collection «Recreaciones quijotescas en Europa» published by the Società Editrice Fiorentina.

The final sesision of the morning, moderated by José Manuel Martín Morán (Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale and president of the Asociación de Cervantistas), centred around many theatrical recreations of Don Quixote in Spain and Italy during the 20th Century: Veronica Orazi (Università degli Studi di Torino) discussed Mito, by Antonio Buero Vallejo; María Fernández Ferreiro (Universidad de Oviedo) presented on Il fantastico cavaliere Don Chisciotte della Mancia, an opera by Matteo Fania y Giovanni Privitera; and finally, Guillermo Carrascón (Università degli Studi di Torino) concentrated on the reworkings of Roccatagliata Ceccardi, Gherardi y Bragaglia.


After lunch, the day closed with the meeting of project members and, afterwards, a performance directed by Iván Álvarez Azcarreta, student of the Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático del Principado de Asturias: ¿A quién le gusta el «Quijote»?. The text, written by Iván Álvarez, appears in  Quijotes en escena, published by the editorial collection of this project.

Iván Álvarez Azcarreta

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