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   Toni Servillo
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Biography
Director and actor Toni Servillo founded the Caserta Theatre Studio in 1977 and with this group he also directed and performed in Propaganda (1979), Norma (1982), Billy the Liar (1983), and Guernica (1985). In 1986 he started to work with the Falso Movimento Group, playing in Mario Martone’s Return to Alphaville and producing "E..." based on texts by Eduardo De Filippo. In 1987 he became one of the founding members of the Teatri Uniti, continuing his work as an actor and a director on the poetic and dramaturgical framework of the Neapolitan theatrical language. Together with Mimmo Paladino he produced the Iliad/Odyssey (2001) a reading installation of Homer’s masterpieces. In 1999 he made his debut as a director of musicals with the first modern performance of Martin y Soler ‘Rare Thing’ with a libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte, for the Venice Fenice Theatre, where in May 2000 he directed Mozart’s “Figaro’s Marriage”. In films he has been directed by Mario Martone in Death of a Neapolitan Mathematician (1992), Razors (1993), and The hill, (1997), War theatre (1998), by Antonio Capuano in Luna Rossa (2001), by Paolo Sorrentino in The Extra Man (2001), winning numerous awards amongst which the Grolla d’oro and nominations for the David di Donatello and the Nastri d’Argento, and recently also with ‘Le conseguenze dell’amore’, the only Italian film competing in the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.
 
PERFORMS ON
.24th May
TEXT BY
.Salman Rushdie
MUSIC BY
.Roberto Gatto
.Javier Girotto