2002-03: Three American Premiere

Staged Readings

The Part of Hamlet, a one-act play

(La parte di Amleto, 1940)

by Eduardo de Filippo (1900-1984)


Translated by Mimi and Nello D’Aponte

Directed by Jane House

Discussion with theatre scholar Albert Bermel Screening of the episode “Avarice and Anger,” starring Eduardo De Filippo, from The Seven Deadly Sins (1952).


October 7, 2002

Martin E. Segal Theatre

CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, NYC

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Why? (Perchè? 1892)

by Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936)


Translated and directed by Jane House

Pirandello’s first published play, a one-act

Preliminary remarks by theatre scholar Marvin Carlson on “The Fin-de-Siècle Italian Stage.” Closing notes (read) by Jane House on “Pirandello'sYouthfulPassion: Writing for the Theatre.”


January 28, 2003

Istituto Italiano di Cultura, 686 Park Avenue, NYC

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Carolina McNeely (Giulia) and Oscar De La Fe Colon (Enrico)

Photo: Frank Hentschker

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I Married You for Fun

(Ti ho sposato per allegria, 1964)

by Natalia Ginzburg (1916-1991)


Translated and directed by Jane House

Discussion with Patricia Clough, Chair, Professor of Sociology and Director, Center for the Study of Women and Society, CUNY Graduate Center; Jane House, translator and director; Marsha Norman, playwright and co-director, Playwrights Program, The Juilliard School; and Lynne Sharon Schwartz, novelist, poet, and translator.


March 31, 2003

Martin E. Segal Theatre

CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, NYC

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