Eduardo De Filippo (2382 words)

Mariano d'Amora (Istituto Universitario Orientale di NAPOLI)
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The director, actor, and playwright Eduardo De Filippo is so well known and so important for Italian theatre that he is usually referred to only as Eduardo. In 1932 he formed a theatre company, La compagnia del Teatro Umoristico I De Filippo, with his brother Peppino and sister Titina. Peppino left the company in 1944 due to his difficult relationship with Eduardo, while Titina died in 1963; Eduardo later changed the name of the company to Il teatro di Eduardo. As an actor, Eduardo had a natural feeling for the stage. His silences were sometimes more eloquent than his words, and his afasia was the distinctive element that brought an innovation to Italian stage comedy. As a playwright, he is regarded as the …

Citation: d'Amora, Mariano. "Eduardo De Filippo". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 May 2019 [, accessed 23 January 2020.]

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