Eduardo Scarpetta

(12 March 1853 – 29 November, Naples, 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.

 

Works

 

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

 

Movie

 

1911/ everything for my brother

 

1914/ poverty and nobility , directed by Enrico Guazzoni

 

1914/ nurse, directed by Alessandro Boutet

 

1914an 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

 

Bibliography

 

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