Greco Giovanni

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University of Rome "La Sapienza", 2011, PHD
Accademia Nazionale d'Arte Drammatica 'Silvio D'Amico', 1998, Degree
Guildhall School of Music and Drama, 1999

Graduated in Classics at La Sapienza University of Rome (1995; Erasmus Program in Germany 1993), graduated in Directing at the National Academy of Dramatic Arts 'Silvio D'Amico' (1998), specialized in directing at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama of London (1999), Ph.D. in Philology and History of the Ancient World at La Sapienza with a Thesis on the Translation of Ancient Greek Theater (2011), is actor, director, writer, translator (he published with Einaudi T. Harrison's Gaps in 2008 and  with Feltrinelli Sophocles' Antigone. Introduction, translation and notes in 2012). He has written books (including Theatre of Peace in Palestine, book and dvd, publ. Manifestolibri in 2005) and staged many plays in Italy and abroad (London, Berlin, Lublin): Shakespeare, Pirandello, Brecht, Beckett, Pinter. He has taught History of Drama at the National Academy of Dramatic Art and has participated in conferences on the ancient theater in Italy and abroad and as teacher at Babel project promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for teaching Italian through theater (Egypt, Cyprus, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Ethiopia). He has published several articles on ancient theater and its fortune in the modern theater, with particular reference to the figure of Pier Paolo Pasolini and edited with A. M. Belardinelli Antigone and Antigoni. History forms fortune of a myth (Mondadori 2010) and with Marco Ramazzotti Clay. Stories of clay (Artemis 2011). He also coordinated as artistic director the Theatre of Ostia (Rome) from 2003 to 2008. Currently he's coordinating the project Theatron-Ancient Theatre at La Sapienza University where he edited, translated, directed and staged Sophocles 'Antigone (2008/2009), The Bacchae of Euripides (2009/2010), Euripides' Medea (2010 / 2011) and Lysistrata by Aristophanes (2011/2012). 

His novel Malacrianza (Rudness), winner of Italo Calvino Prize 2011, was finalist for the 2012 Premio Strega and Premio Viareggio, two of the most important literary prizes in Italy. The novel was translated into Swedish for The Goteborg Buchmesse in 2012. Reviews on Malacrianza

The book is dedicated to the children I met during the last ten years all over the world, playing theatre. First of all to my four children: Mattia, Pietro Leone, Emma, Anna Sofia and to Maria, their mother, the love of my life.