Ophelia in the Dog Days: a Masterclass at the MA Acting with Emanuele Tirelli
IAB is very pleased to host a Masterclass with prominent playwright and theatre practitioner Emanuele Tirelli, with our MA Acting students on the 3rd, 4th & 5th of October 2018. The Masterclass will be based on Tirell’s play Ophelia in the Dog Days, published by navarra Editore and produced for the stage by Caracò Teatro, now in its first premiere in English at the IAB. Ophelia in the Dog Days is a stunning monologue for woman, re-creating and re-interpreting the character of Ophelia - through the lens of eating disorders and after the experience of William Shakespeare, Jules Laforgue (Hamlet or the pity of the filial love), Heiner Müller (The Hamlet Machine) and Carmelo Bene. Students will work with Tirelli to interpret text, subtext and the relation between classics and new writing, with the goal of creating a mise-en-espace of Ophelia in the Dog Days on Friday the 5th of October.
About the guest: Emanuele Tirelli is a prominent playwright, writer, theatre practitioner and journalist. For the stage, he wrote the plays Ofelia in the Dog Days - also published by Navarra Editore in 2017 and translated into English - Questione di un attimo, Da questa parte (ovvero quello che manca) and L’Incoronata, all texts that have been touring for years. In addition, his monologue Giuda is part of the collective theatre project LUI - Il figlio (2014), dedicated to the re-interpretation of the figure of Christ. As a writer, he has published, among others, the novel Pedro Felipe (Caracò, 2014), written after a residency in Barcelona and transformed in a dramaturgy produced by ntS’. He began directing the theatre series of Caracò publishing in 2016, as well as editing La misura dell’errore. Vita e teatro di Antonio Latella, his first book is dedicated to the prominent director Antonio Latella, artistic director of the Biennale Teatro in Venezia. As a journalist, he has been a writer for important newspapers and magazines such as L’Espresso, Donna Moderna, Il Mattino, Il Venerdì di Repubblica, Pagina99 and Acqua & Sapone.
The Masterclass has been organized by Armando Rotondi, Ass. Prof. in Performance Theory and Programme Leader of the MA Acting, in partnership with Navarra Editore and INIT - International Network of Italian Theatres.
The Masterclass has been organised by Armando Rotondi, Ass. Prof. in Performance Theory and Programme Leader of the MA Acting, in partnership with Navarra Editore and INIT - International Network of Italian Theatres.