Loquis: Ascanio Celestini

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Ascanio Celestini


Published on:  2019-07-01 09:15:00

  Famous people of Rome

He is a theatrical actor, film director, writer and Italian playwright Roman by birth, Celestini spends his youth in the suburb of Casal Morena, after his university studies in letters with anthropological address approaches the theater from the late 1990s. After years with the Teatro Agricolo del Montevaso, together with Gaetano Ventriglia, Celestini writes and interprets his first show, Cicoria.At the end of the world, Pasolini ( 1998 ). Between 1998 and 2000 he writes the trilogy Milleuno, recalls the Oral memory of those who live on the edge of the Roman capital in the middle of the twentieth century, and in 2002 he was awarded the special Ubu Prize: «for the ability to sing the story of today as myth and vice versa».His work is so-called narrative theater: he writes in Viaggi della Memoria, a column of travels, the supplement of la Repubblica, in which he tells, in an often surreal way, the places he knows and through his tours.

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