Eduardo Scarpetta

 Naples 12 March 1853 – 29 November, 1925)



The son of a civil servant, Domenico Scarpetta (who tried several times to start it to studies and his career) and Emilia Rendina, his first name was Odoardo Lucio Facisso Vincent.

In 1868, at the age of so he decided to get into a theater company. Managed to get introduced by actor Andrea Natale to impresario Alfonso Ventura, who write as generic in the company of Anthony Petito becoming ringmaster in 1879. Since 1870 began his personal success with the interpretation of Felice Sciosciammocca. The same Antonio Petito engaged Scarpetta conforming upon him the character ofHappy Sciosciamocca accompanying Polichinelle in his farces. Petito wrote that Scarpetta some farces which the most famous are: "Vincent de Feliciello ' na crazy" "Felice Sciosciammocca credulous guaglione" and year"that Scarpetta will stage along with some scripts that he himself, now expert, had prepared. After the death of Petito, Eduardo Scarpetta leaves San Carlino. After a brief period spent in Rome in the company of van Harte, rents a SideShow on the pier, Metastasio, where represents some of his works. In 1878 agrees to return to San Carlino, knowing that his side would play in the suborder il pulcinella Caesar Teodoro; Here achieved great success with the comedy "Don Felix teacher of penmanship" better known as "curing de nu fireman napulitano Lu". The following year he was cast in a nationwide tour. In 1880 he received a loan of 5,000 livres advocate strict and, thanks to his tenacity, manages, to reopen and renovate the old and glorious teatro San Carlino, where he debuted on 1 September with the comedy "presentation of a Comic Company". He himself, in his memoirs that "the public surprised and admired by the harmony of the society, from the naturalness of acting, from impeccable clothing properties laughed and applauded thunderously". Thus began a season of great successes, which soon led him to become an idol. Become a successful novelist, born from a modest family, now owns a Palace in Via Dei Mille, built by the same architect of the Teatro Bellini, Vincenzo Salvietti, carriages and horses. Married since 1876 with Rosa De Filippo, had woven a relationship with her niece, Louise Dahl. On 15 May 1889 gained a memorable success with "Na Santarella" at Teatro Sannazzaro to Via Chiaia. All Naples, elegant and worldly, rushes to piccolo teatro and with the proceeds of the comedy, which opens the gates of the capital, he built a villa on the Vomero hill, called precisely to Villa Santarella, where on the main façade was the inscription "Here I'm laughing myself !" which he sold some years later because his wife was afraid to live alone when her husband was a tour. His biggest success, "poverty and nobility", who later had three film adaptations, was written solely to allow participation in the 12-year-old son Vincent comedy, which in the first representation, she appeared in the role of Mary Joy. The Salone Margherita Theatre Foundation, the first large Neapolitan variety, built in the basement of the new Galleria Umberto I, began to undermine the fortunes of the playwright, who in response to the public with a new fashion wing returned his Cafè-chantant, but the coup came in 1904, when it was due the protagonist in spite of one of the most sensational theatrical events of the era: that concerning the parody de "La figlia di Iorio"Gabriele D ' Annunzio, which earned him a scorching failure. There are many criticisms of recent years, especially by Salvatore Di Giacomo, and Roberto Bracco, single voice in his defense was that of Benedetto Croce. In 1909, disappointed and embittered, he retired from the scene, after having taken part in the parody "Queen of the sea" composed by his son Vincenzo to which he forces you to be his successor in the role of Sciosciammocca. In 1920 he wrote an essay on the innovative character of the art of Raffaele Viviani. Eduardo Scarpetta Pink bride Dahl, (sister of Luca De Filippo) On 16 March 1876 and had two three sons: Dominic (recognized by Scarpetta but probably born from a relationship with King Victor Emmanuel II); Maria (born from the relationship of Liner with the music teacher Francesca Giannetti and subsequently adopted); Vincenzo. From his relationship with Luisa De Filippo, nephew of his wife rose, was Eduardo, Peppino e Titina. From his relationship with Anna De Filippo, half-sister, Rosa De Filippo, was Ernesto Murolo, poet, author, father of the singer Roberto Murolo; Eduardo De Filippo in arte Eduardo Passarelli. Scarpetta died aged 72 years.




1875/ Dicite or Love marriage and dicite


1876/ where's mum?


1876/ ' Na comedy ' three atte


1876/ Quinnice solde know cchiù assaie of seimilalire


1876/ it's Elin or truth


1877/ Happy master of handwriting or curing de nu fireman napulitano Lu coves


1879/ Famuyiwa and Feliciella


1879/ gold necklace


1880/ disturbed Academy


1880/ The Emperor's braid


1880/ presentation de ' na company that is Happy company director


1880/ Martucci Jazz Festival


1880/ Mettiteve to make love cu me!


1880/ Li Pescivennole napulitane


1880/ Tric Trac


1880/ shark Lu


1880/ Nu Uncle cuccio is ' nu Nepos scem


1880/ Duje marite ' mbruglione


1880/ Bazzicotto


1880/ the Ne plus ultra of despair or the battle of Rigoletto; duels Lu Pagnottino


1881/ The scarfalietto


1881/ Vi ' which made me David


1881/ Martucci Jazz Festival ' nzurato


1881/ The Feats of Don Felix


1881/ mail in the fourth page


1881/ three sheep viziose


1881/ the friend's dad


1881/ ' No mess


1881/ house number September


1882/ romance of a poor pharmacist


1882/ A ' luck ' and Fankhauser


1882/ Nun found in mmaretà


1882/ The nutriccia


1882/ Fifi


1882/ ' No quartino and lu fifth floor


1882/ ' Nu frongillo cecato


1883/ love and polenta


1883/ Na straw ' and Florence


1883/ ' Na furnaa de fear


1883/ Na Tombola is two thousand lire


1883/ S ' has to say or not?


1883/ Mrs. Piripipì


1883/ Nu casino under him Vesuvius


1884/ ' Na flushing hood


1884/ magnet


1884/ ugly flaw


1884/ Na Hank's mbrugliata


1885/ 'Na capa sciquata


1855/ Li Lopez lu Ellen Degener...


1885/ Lu husband de Nannina


1866/ 's or's wedding trip


1887/ 'Nu ' stick and fire


1888/ poverty and nobility


1888/ or journey's wedding


1887/ Nu turci napolitano


1889/ Lu Maiz de li femmene — the doctor Suricillo


1889/ na Santarella


1889/ Girolino and Pirolè


1890/ Mardi Gras Madness


1890/ Star's wedding


1890/ Carden cream puffs


1890/ ' Na press and Tom figure


1891/ Captain Lightning


1892/ War to men


1892/ Coco


1893/ ' na Mugliera scrunosa


1893/ Lu Cafe Chantant


1893/ Cafune Them a Napule


1893/ Lyli and Mimi


1894/ ' Mu Mein mmezzo Minister li


1894/ Li mariuole — Countess three cape


1894/ Farfariello


1895/ ' Na babe girl


1895/ La casa vecchia


1896/ La Bohème


1896/ the three partners


1896/ albergo del silenzio


1897/ the two stars


1897/ Home Pipiton


1897/ La belle sciantose


1897/ Zeitallo. Vidov and nzurato


1897/ 'Na mascaratura inglesse


1898/ Nu mutt


1899/ Madama Ficcarelli


1899/ ' Na creature lost


1899/ to cmmerera nova


1899/ Duje chiappar due


1899/ ' Na figliola romantica


1900/ ' A daughter is don Gennaro


1900/ to nanassa


1901/ cats and dogs


1901/ all in travel


1901/ Gemma's debut


1902/ in Moscow


1902/ Madama Roll


1902/ Madama Sangenella


1902/ 'or balcony's and Rusinella


1903/ 'na mugliera africana


1903/ Nu pusticcio child


1903/ fiaschella process


1903/ mnale Them with a hammer


1904/ ' Nu core D'Angelo


1904/ Il figlio di Iorio


1905/ The gheisha


1907/ ' na mugliera zetella


1907/ ' na bad craziness


1908/ or Meiedeco of crazy


1909/ Devil's tail


1915/ three epochs


1923/ Nu train wreck


1924/ Woronoff




1911/ everything for my brother


1914/ poverty and nobility , directed by Enrico Guazzoni


1914/ nurse, directed by Alessandro Boutet


1914/ an old Neapolitan coffee , directed by Gino Rossetti


1915/ three sheep viziose , directed by Gino Rossetti


1915/ electric underblanket , directed by Gino Rossetti


1940/ poverty and nobility, directed by Corrado D'errico


1943/ I know you mask !, directed by Eduardo De Filippo


1951/ Sette ore di guai , directed by Marcello Marchesi and Vittorio Metz


1952/ marriage Bureau, directed by Giorgio Pàstina


1953/ Un turco napoletano , directed by Mario Mattoli


1954/ poverty and nobility, directed by Mario Mattoli


1954/Il medico dei pazzi, directed by Mario Mattoli




Mario Scarpetta, Happy Sciosciammoca my father, Naples, Morano, 1950


Mario Mangini, Eduardo Scarpetta and her time, preface by Eduardo De Filippo, Naples, Malik, 1961


Eduardo De Filippo, Four Comedies by Eduardo and Vincenzo Scarpetta, Torino, Einaudi, 1974


Eduardo Scarpetta, fifty years of the stagememories; introduction by Renato Carpentieri; Foreword by Benedetto Croce, Rome, Savelli, 1982


Eduardo Scarpetta, the theatre of Scarpetta, Naples, Bellini, 1990


Eduardo Scarpetta, Liner around the theatre, edited by Romualdo Brown, first edition, Roma, Newton Compton, 25 November 1992


Book Paladins, " Scarpetta in suits", Napoli, Luca Torre, 2000


Salvatore Tolino, a permanent historical exhibition of poetry, theatre and the Neapolitan song, Istituto Grafico Editoriale Italian, 1999


Renee Parker, "slipper and Sciosciamocca. Birth of a funny', Rome Barbour 2009