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Claudio Longhi

Professor

Department of the Arts

Academic discipline: L-ART/05 Performing Arts

Curriculum vitae

Claudio Longhi was born in Bologna in 1966. Under the supervision of Professor Ezio Raimondi he got his degree in Italian Literature at the University of Bologna, where currently he is Confirmed Associate Professor in Performing Arts. In 1996 he published the critical edition of Orlando furioso. Un travestimento ariostesco by  Edoardo Sanguineti, between 1997 and 1998 he edited the theatrical subject “books” of Encyclomedia – Guida multimediale alla storia della civiltà europea directed by Umberto Eco (sections: Il Cinquecento, Il Settecento and L'Ottocento). With the publisher Pacini he published: La drammaturgia del Novecento. Tra romanzo e montaggio(1999) and Tra moderno e postmoderno. La drammaturgia del Novecento (2001). With the publisher Gedit he published the volume Scrittura per la scena e metafisica. Livelli di realtà o realtà dei livelli? Il dramma della scienza prima nel teatro del Novecento (2004). With Ets of Pisa he published L'«Orlando furioso» di Ariosto-Sanguineti per Luca Ronconi (2006). With Rizzoli, in collaboration with Federico Condello, he edited the collection of theatrical translations from classics by Edoardo Sanguineti Teatro antico. Traduzioni e ricordi (2006). In May 2010 he published with the publisher «Le Lettere» of Firenze his most recent monograph: Marisa Fabbri. Lungo viaggio attraverso il teatro di regia. Since 2008 he has contributed to the AMAtI (Archivio Multimediale Attori Italiani, Italian Actors Multimedia Archive), created and directed by Professor Siro Ferrone. For AMAtI he wrote the items about Marisa Fabbri, Franco Branciaroli and Cesco Baseggio. He also published many articles in reviews and collections, concerning basically the study of modern and contemporary drama (as Italian as foreigner) and the problem of the origin and development of the direction, focusing more on history of Italian critical direction. Among his recent essays: Storia del ‘Signor Puntila' per Aldo Trionfo: note sul varietà, sul nuovo ruolo della regia e sul teatro politico oggi (2011), «Verbum caro factum est»: una “Moscheta” per Franco Branciaroli (2012), Storie felsinee: «Postkarten» da Bologna (2012), La tentazione del «Portrait», ovvero la scena della memoria secondo Lagarce (2013), Fin de partie. Massimo Castri (21 gennaio 2013, settant'anni) (2013) and «Un uomo come un popolo come un'epoca»: Boccaccio e l'utopia del teatro popolare (2013). Since 2010 he is part of the editorial board of the online magazine «Antropologia e Teatro». Between 2011 and 2012 he participated in the editorial board of the online magazine «Prospero European Review», and in 2012 he has joined the editorial board of  «Drammaturgia» (paper and digital). Regarding his participation in colleges PhD, it should be noted that between the academic years 2010/2011 and 2011/2012 he was part of the Academic Board of the PhD Ca ' Foscari/Iuav in History of Arts, while since the academic year 2012/2013 he has joined the College PhD in Cinema, Music and Theatre of the Department of  Arts – Visual, Performing, Media at the University of Bologna. He has a frequent attendance at conferences and study days as creator and presenter. In this regard it should be noted that recently he took part in the international study day Comédiens-auteurs, comédiens-poètes (Angleterre, Espagne, Italie, France, 16e-17e siècles) (Paris, 2012), at the conference Per una nuova enciclopedia dello spettacolo italiano (Naples, 2012), at the international conference Luigi Squarzina. Studioso, drammaturgo e regista teatrale (Venice 2012), at the international conference Boccaccio e i suoi lettori. Una lunga ricezione (Bologna , 2012) and at the international conference Le Théâtre et ses publics: the création partagée (Liège, 2012), that he also organized as part of his participation in the Project Prospero.

Longhi matches his research work with his active theatrical commitment: between 1993 and 1995 he worked as assistant with Pier Luigi Pizzi and with Graham Vick; between 1995 and 2002 he steadily collaborated with Luca Ronconi, at the beginning as assistant and later as assistant director. Since 1999 he has also directed his own theatre productions for Teatro di Roma, Teatro de Gli Incamminati, Piccolo Teatro di Milano, Teatro Stabile di Torino, Teatro Due di Parma, Istituto Nazionale del Dramma Antico and for Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione. Among his recent theatre productions: La resistibile ascesa di Arturo Ui (2011, ANCT award as Italian show of the year), Prometeo (2012), Il ratto d'Europa (2013; Ubu 2013 special award).

Between the academic years 2005-2006 and 2012-2013 he taught History of Theatre at «Scuola del Piccolo Teatro di Milano» for the training of young actors. He currently directs the course of higher education «Raccontare il territorio» for Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione.

Between 2011 and 2013 he was part of the group of Rechercheurs of the Prospero Project as a representative of Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione. Since 2011 he is member of the “great readers” committee for Pordenonelegge.it's “ranks”. In 2011 he also joined the jury of the 51st edition of Premio Riccione per il Teatro, presided by Umberto Orsini. In march 2013 he was confirmed in this jury for the 52nd edition of Premio Riccione.

 

 

 

 

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