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2019 Programme

Event #22

Umberto Orsini, Paolo Di Paolo

The future of the theatre

On stage for sixty years, Umberto Orsini dedicated himself to cinema, television and overall theatre, working along with Fellini and Visconti, Zeffirelli and Ronconi. Although, when he tells about himself and his professional experiences, he does not do so with melancholy of the balance. He thinks about theatre as an everlasting present, as a future that is built by daring: in the choice of texts, in the interpretation that is perfected, he touches new nuances. In the dialogue with the audience. In the construction of an audience. "When I'm about to enter the scene – Orsini confesses, who on the stage of the festival will talk with Paolo Di Paolo and read pages of his autobiography – I think that taking two hours of our time away from the obviousness of everyday words to say words written by others is a priceless thing. What a thief the actor is, and at the same time what a benefactor!”.



Umberto Orsini debucts in theatre by the age of 22 with the Compagnia dei Giovani and afterwards he worked along with major Italian directors. For the cinema, his interpretations in La caduta degli dei and Ludwig, both directed by Luchino Visconti, are well known. For television he interpreted with success Ivan of the Karamazov’s Brothers, directed by Sandro Bolchi. His most recent theatrical work is Il costruttore Solness by Ibsen, directed by Alessandro Serra. In 2019 he published his autobiography Sold out (Laterza).


Paolo Di Paolo is author, among many others, of the novel Mandami tanta vita (Feltrinelli, 2013, finalist at the Strega Award). Among his essays, Tempo senza scelte (Einaudi, 2016), Vite che sono la tua (Laterza, 2017). For Laterza he curated Sold out by Umberto Orsini. He writes for la Repubblica and L’Espresso.

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Umberto Orsini, Paolo Di Paolo

The future of the theatre

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Imagination and re-generation exercises

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