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26 June 2019

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The Edinburgh Gadda Prize

Honorary President: Gianrico Carofiglio

Chair: Federica G. Pedriali

powered by The Edinburgh Journal of Gadda Studies

Edinburgh 2012 Testimonial

fabrizio gifuni in rehearsal at the traverse © gp - edinburgh 2012

Giorgio Granozio

Other professional – Edinburgh, Scotland

Fabrizio Gifuni is a great actor, simply brilliant and exceptionally gifted. His interpretation of Gadda last night at the Traverse showed me that Italy is still alive and its theatrical tradition thriving. Gifuni’s performance evoked memories of legendary actors from the Compagnia dei Giovani, Vittorio Gassman, Carmelo Bene, as well as politically committed ones like Gian Maria Volonté, just to mention a few of my favourites.

Through Gadda’s words, Gifuni/Amleto Pirobutirro launches a histrionic tirade against the Italian political system during the First World War and the Fascist regime that followed; he analyses three generations of Italian history, not to mention the narcissistic imbecility of the Duce himself in which the modern audience finds a none-too-subtle nod to the behaviour of Italy’s former Prime Minister.

I would like to thank Professor Pedriali for bringing the UK premiere of such an important show to Edinburgh as part of her Gadda initiatives.

An unforgettable evening.

Giorgio Granozio
Architect and Visual Artist, Edinburgh


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