Enrico Guarneri in “Mastro Don Gesualdo”

Taormina Greek Theatre

Juyl 13th 2013, 9.30pm

Mastro Don Gesualdo is a novel by Giovanni Verga (Catania-Sicily, 1840-1922) who, at the end of the nineteenth century, was acclaimed as one of the greatest European writers of the time and his novels were reprinted many times, even in the States.
Verga is best known for his depictions of life in Sicily, and especially for the short story (and later play) Cavalleria Rusticana (Rustican Chivalry) and the novel I Malavoglia (The House by the Medlar Tree).
His works were often translated by D.H Lawrence who was a great estimator of Sicily and Verga’s works. In fact, soon after World War I, Lawrence made his second visit to Italy and in 1920 he settled in Taormina. This “Sicilian peoriod” was for Lawrence the time of his discovery of Verga.

Mastro Don Gesualdo “is a fine full tale, a fine full picture of life, with a bold beauty of its own which Mr. Lawrence must have relished greatly as he translated it” (Observer)

If you want to know more about Verga’s novels, have a look at this link: http://gutenberg.ca/ebooks/verga-littlenovels/verga-littlenovels-00-h.html
(thanks to A Project Gutenberg Canada Ebook)

The dramaturgic adaptation performed at the Taormina Greek Theatre, sees as main actor Enrico Guarneri.
Other Actors: Ileana Rigano and Francesca Ferro. Direction by Guglielmo Fetrro.

Tickets on boxol.it 
Ticket Office in Taormina: +39 0942.628730
Stalls (Parterre): € 25,00
Gallery: € 20,00
Upper circle (non-numbered seats): € 15,00