FRANCA RAME: THE FEMALE JESTER OF THE 20TH CENTURY

095200890-253397dc-07ee-4f06-994f-2bcd06edfdc1Join Dr Luciana d’Arcangeli (Flinders University) for her presentation of the life and work of Franca Rame, on and off the stage, and the liberating force of women’s laughter in theatre and beyond.

 When: Friday 14 June 2013, 6.30 pm

Where: Co.As.It. Museo Italiano, Conference Room, 199 Faraday Street, Carlton VIC 3053.

RSVP essential: ihs@coasit.com.au or (03) 9349 9021

In association with poetry@fedsquare and Multicultural  Arts Victoria.

 About the presentation:

Actress, playwright, left-wing militant, senator of the Italian Republic the much loved (and loathed) Franca Rame certainly came a long way from the days when she was known as the “Italian Rita Hayworth” and has made an international name for herself. This in spite of being married to the larger than life, 1997 Nobel prize winner for literature, and most represented living playwright Dario Fo. In the wake of Franca Rame’s passing (18 July 1928 – 29 May 2013), Flinders University’s Dr Luciana d’Arcangeli will present the life and work of a woman who has left her mark in Italian and international theatre history and beyond, sharing her knowledge of this tireless yet frail wonder woman and dear friend.

 About the presenter:

Luciana d’Arcangeli is Cassamarca Senior Lecturer in Italian at Flinders University, Adelaide, where she teaches contemporary Italian theatre and cinema, representations of the Mafia, and translation. She has published extensively on playwrights-actors Dario Fo and Franca Rame, including the book I personaggi femminili nel teatro di Dario Fo e Franca Rame (Firenze: Franco Cesati Editore), on Italian cinema (her co-edited book Un nuovo cinema politico italiano? Volume 1: lavoro, migrazione, relazioni di genere was published in the UK in April 2013 by Troubador), and on translation. A Fellow of Higher Education Academy (UK),  Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Linguists, and Member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (UK), Luciana is also the VP of the Dante Alighieri Society of South Australia.

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