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Giancarlo Sbragia

Rome, 14 March 1926 – 28 June 1994



After high school he enrolled at the Academy of dramatic art, where he was able to make friends with Nino Manfredi, Marina Bonfigli, Luciano Salce and Tino Buazzelli. 

In 1947 finished the Academy, is hired by the Piccolo Teatro di Milano. He worked with Renzo Ricci, Michelangelo Antonioni, Gino Cervi, Eduardo De Filippo, Luchino Visconti. He made his directorial debut with the first Italian Edition of look back in anger by John Osborne. Wrote and carried it into scenes some works, like theunnecessary Vigilsfourth age, from investigative book apprentices sorcerers of Robert Junk, then confessions of Mrs. Elvira, the situation in June. In the years ' 50 bride Esmeralda Ruspoli, known on stage, with whom he had three children; Viola, Ottavio and Matthias. For the second Alessandra Panaro bride. In the years ' 60, with Ivo Garrani and Enrico Maria Salerno founded the company Associated Actors. The 8 September 1978 on RAI 1, starred in a touching episode: Rai had invited him to present the airing of his act The absurd vice, di Diego Fabbri and David Lojaolo, whose protagonist, Cesare Pavese, was starring Luigi Vannucchi, actor who had taken his own life just ten days before, but Sbragia after a few words about work and emotion, and a pun on the suicidal colleague broke off without being able to continue. It was a voice actor for the film The Exorcist (Max Von Sydow), and bitter waters (Naaz Paris), and the ship sails by Federico Fellini (il maestro Albertini)


Past productions



Don Juan by Moliere, directed by Strehler Patel

Crime and punishment, by Dostoyevsky, directed by Strehler Rustam Fedör

Detective story, by Sidney Kingsley, directed by Luigi Squarzina

The book of Christopher Columbus, by Paul Claudel, directed by Guido Salvini

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet , directed by Guido Salvini

The marriage of Jeanne Phile of Bruno Magnoni, directed by Franco Enriquez

The Lady's not for burning, by Christopher Fry, directed by Guido Salvini

Elizabeth of England, by Ferdinand Bruckner, directed by Giorgio Strehler

Jean-Paul Sartre gear, directed by Giorgio Strehler

Maximum sacrilege  of Luigi Pirandello, directed by Giorgio Stehler

Six characters in search of an author of Luigi Pirandello, directed by Giorgio Strehler

Lulù of Carlo Bertolazzi, directed by Giorgio Strehler

Appointment in Michigan by Frank Cain, directed by Franco Enriquez

Unnecessary vigils by Giancarlo Sbragia, directed by Franco Enriquez

Amphitryon of Plautus, directed by Jean Giraudoux

Long day into night by Eugene O'Neill

Michelangelo Antonioni's secrets and Scandals Elio Bartolini, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni

I am a Camera, by j. Van Druten, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni

Look back in anger by John Osborne

Donadiue of Fritz Hochwaelder, directed by Enrico Colosimo

Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, directed by Franco Enriquez

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, directed by Mario Ferrero

Fourth age of Giancarlo Sbragia and Gian Domenico Giagni

Sacco and Vanzetti, of Mino Roli and Luciano Vincenzoni

Crazy Island of Egidio Duni

The King – Italy by Giorgio Prosperi

The captain of industry by Brunello Rondi, directed by Enrico Maria Salerno

Dawn, day and night by Dario Niccodemi

The day of the OWL by Leonardo Sciascia

Dinner of mockery by Sem Benelli

The confessions of Mrs. Elvira

Music and two unfussy from the the art of comedy di Cesare Brero and Giancarlo Sbragia

The investigation by Peter Weiss, directed by Virginio Puecher

Representation for Henry V, Shakespeare, directed by Virginio Puecher

The situation, Giancarlo Sbragia

UrFaust, from Goethe, directed by Virginio Puecher

Don Carlos by Shiller

Caligula by Albert Camus

Strange Interlude by Eugene O'Neill

Illiade of Homer

Hells (from closed doors of Sartre and Canciola by Rosso di San Secondo)

The absurd vice to d. Smiths and d. Lajolo

Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, directed by Virginio Puecher

Small town/Spoon River by t. Wildewr and E.L. Masters

The courtesan of Pietro Arentino

The death, of Danton by Georg Buchner

News from the world, by l. Pirandello

The commedione of G.G. Belli of Diego Fabbri

The power of having fun and Tolstoy

The demons of Sbragia from Dostoevki

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

The Bacchae by Euripides

Sleeping beauty by P. Rosso di San Secondo

The day by Parini

The Game of The Parties  by Luigi Pirandello

The Kreuzer sonata by Leo Tolstoy

A particular day by Ettore Scola

The little foxes by Lillian Helmann

The coffee shop, by Carlo Goldoni

Mrs. Warren's profession by George b. Shaw

Cat on a roof that scott in of Tennesse Williams

The Baron wonders – delirious Entertainment by Giancarlo Sbragia (from Baron Munchausen by R.E. rasps and G.A. Burger

The collection and the slight indisposition, two act plays by Harold Pinter

Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert

Othello by William Shakespeare

Don't get between a dragon and his fury by Giancarlo and Mattia Sbragia

Faust by Goethe

The complaisant lover by Graham Greene

The happiest of the three by Eugene Labiche

No wonder the word, reading of the work in verse by Eugenio Montale

The power and the glory by Graham Greene

Orson Welles: one of those Kings, by Guido Fink

The Magic Apple by William Nicholson

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, directed by Duccio Tessari

Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, directed by Giancarlo Sepe

Death and the maiden by Ariel Dorfman




Crime and punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Sad loves, by Giuseppe Giacosa

The trial of Mary Dugan, of Bayard Veiller

The widow

Roberto and Marianna

The marriage of John Phile, directed by Daniele D'anza

Inquisition of Diego Fabbri, directed by Daniele d'anza

The school of wives by Moliere

The door closed

Afraid of me from Valentino Bompiani, directed by Daniele D'anza

Wedding Trip, directed by Daniele d'anza

Spell, directed by Daniele D'anza

The Chinese cabinet, directed by Daniele D'anza

If I wanted to ...., directed by Daniele D'anza

Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte

Golden Fiordalis by Giovacchino Forzano

An ideal husband, by Oscar Wilde, directed by Sandro Bolchi

The coffee shop, by Carlo Goldoni

The appointment of Senlis by Jean Anouilh

The story of Henry VI by William Shakespeare

Life is a dream, by Pedro Calderon de la Barca, directed by Sandro Bolchi

Peribanez and the Commander of Ocaña of Lope De Vega Y Carpio

The little café by Tristan Bernard, directed by Vittorio Cottafavi

The great magic, by Eduardo De Filippo

So is se vi pare by Luigi Pirandello, directed by Vittorio Cottafavi

The great Camealeonti, directed by Edmund Fenoglio

The little foxes, Lillian Hellemam, directed by Vittorio Cottafavi

The importance of being earnest by Oscar Wilde

White flag of Tendriakov and Jikramov, directed by Anton Giulio Majano

Stilts of Sergio Pugliese

The promised newlyweds of Alessandro Manzoni, directed by Sandro Bolchi

Il knowttotenente Lieutenant Pierre Gripari

Oliver Cromewell: Portrait of a dictator, directed by Vittorio Cottafavi

Puppets that passion by Rosso di San Secondo

The Seagull by Anton Czechv, directed by Orazio Costa Giovangigli

Here flying squad, directed by Anton Giulio Majano

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, directed by Sandro Bolchi

The origins of the Mafia

The absurd vice of Diego Fabbri, directed by Lino Procacci

The commedione of Joseph Giacchino Belli

The Bacchae by Euripides, directed by Giancarlo Sbragia

Forbidden notebook of Alba De Cespedes, directed by Marco Leto




Monthly Document # 1, directed by Alberto Moravia

Clandestine in Trieste, directed by Guido Salvini

The conspiracy of the Borgias, directed by Antonio Racioppi

Wolves into the abyss, directed by Silvio Amadio

Venus ' Empress Messalina of Vittorio Cottafavi

The revenge of Hercules, by Vittorio Cottafavi

Laura naked, directed by Nicolò Ferrari

The seven thunderbolts of Assur by Silvio Amadio

The fall of Rome by Antonio Margheriti

Teenage girls, directed by Gian Vittorio Baldi

No Sun nor Moon, directed by Luciano Ricci

Francis of Assisi, directed by Aileen Carrigan

Loverbirds – A strange desire to love, directed by Mario Caiano

A butterfly with wings, directed by Duccio Tessari

Equinox, directed by Maurizio Ponzi

Tony Arzenta, Big Guns, directed by Duccio Tessari

With the angry eyes, directed by Antonio Margheriti

Cop sprint, directed by Stelvio Massi

Portrait of Borghesia in Black, directed by Tonino Cervi

Camelsdirected by Giuseppe Bertolucci