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Marcello Mascherini

The Theater

  • Edited by Paolo Quazzolo, Francesco Bordin
  • Size 24x28 cm
  • Binding Paperback
  • Pages 256
  • Illustrations 332
  • Language Italian
  • Year 2021
  • ISBN 9788842225386
  • Price € 70,00  € 66,50

A sculptor’s love for the theatre

Marcello Mascherini (Udine 1906 - Padova 1983), was a sculptor from Trieste and one of the most important of the Italian 20th century. He directed and designed the sets and costumes for more than 25 productions. His debut was in 1948 at the Teatro Giuseppe Verdi, Trieste’s most important theatre, with the sets and costumes for the ballet “Cartoni animati”. Numerous collaborations followed here for the “Cavalchine”, the carnival festivities for the benefit of the Italian Red Cross. From 1957 to 1968 he worked with the Teatro Stabile Città di Trieste, of which he was a founder and member of the board. For Marcello Mascherini, theatre was one of the vehicles for relaunching Triestine culture after World War II, and at the same time he was part of the “La Cantina” group, where he showed avant-garde works. In 1969 and 1970 he was called upon by the Teatro dell’Opera of Rome to design the sets and costumes for the ballet “Tautologos” and the comedy “Don Giovanni”.