Nino Martoglio

Belpasso, 3 December 1870 — Catania, 15 September 1921

 

 

The son of a former partisan, journalist Mads just 19 years he founded the satirical weekly written in Sicilian language, D'artagnan where publish all his poems, then inserted into the collection Centonathey were appreciated by Giosuè Carducci. In 1901 creates Dramatic Sicilian company which already belong to actors like Giovanni Grasso, Virginia Balistreri, Giacinta Pezzana, and Toto Majorana. In 1907 he was appointed Director of the theater company Angelo Musco, which establishes a fruitful artistic collaboration, his are the comedy San Giovanni decollato, l'aria del Continente. In 1910 he founded in Rome the Minimum Theatre structure, taking care of numerous works in Italy and abroad. Together with Luigi Pirandello writes to Villanza and Capidazza pays tuttu, in 1918 he founded the Compagnia del Teatro Mediterraneo. Collaborates with the Cines as scriptwriter, and for which he directed the novel in which they recite Carmine Gallone and his wife Soava. He died in 51 years falling into the elevator shaft of the hospital Vittorio Emanuele of Catania where he went to visit the sick child.

 

Filmography-Director

 

The Novel (1913)

 

The Elbow Black (1913)

 

Captain Blanco (1914)

 

Lost in the dark (Screenplay and editor)-(1914)

 

Teresa Raquin (1915)

 

San Giovanni Decollato (1971)

 

Filmography is from published plays

 

San Giovanni decollato, directed by Telemachus Ruggieri

 

L'aria del continente directed by Gennaro Righelli

 

The Marquis Ruvolito, directed by Raffaello Matarazzo

 

Too late I've known, directed by Emanuele Caracciolo

 

Increasingly difficult, directed by Pietro Ballerini and Renato Angiolillo

 

 

 

Literary works

 

In tistimunianza, sonnets, Catania, Gandy, 1890

 

O' scuru o' scuru, Album of Sicilian sonnets on the maffia, Catania, Galati, 1895

 

Centona. Fifty sonnets spoken in Catania, Catania, Mattei, 1899

 

In Cuncettu Tamburineri, Smafiri Alliance of triple Mastru Lu. Polimetro spoken Russian in Catania, Catania, Burlesque, 1899

 

Centona. Complete collection of verses Sicilians Catania, Gandy, 1907