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Mario Missiroli

Mario Missiroli
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Born(1934-03-13)13 March 1934
Bergamo, Italy
Died19 May 2014(2014-05-19) (aged 80)
Turin, Italy

Mario Missiroli (13 March 1934 – 19 May 2014)[1] was an Italian stage, television and film director.

Born in Bergamo, at a young age Missiroli moved to Milan with his family. Later. he graduated in direction from the Accademia d'Arte Drammatica in Rome.[2]

In the 1950s Missiroli worked at the Piccolo Teatro in Milan as assistant director of Giorgio Strehler and in cinema he debuted as assistant director of Valerio Zurlini.[2] In 1963 he directed his first and only film, La bella di Lodi, based on a novel by Alberto Arbasino and starring Stefania Sandrelli.[2] In later years Missiroli focused his activities on theatre, in which he was regarded as having been one of the most innovative and nonconformist directors as well as being one of the fathers of Italian modern theatre.[2][3][4] From 1976 to 1985 he was director of the Teatro Stabile di Torino (it).[5] He was also active as a television director, mainly of literary adaptations.[5]


  1. ^ Theatre director Missiroli dies
  2. ^ a b c d "È morto a Torino il regista Mario Missiroli". Il Secolo XIX. 19 May 2014. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
  3. ^ Redazione (19 May 2014). "Mario Missiroli, è morto uno dei padri fondatori della regia teatrale italiana". Il Fatto Quotidiano. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
  4. ^ Enrico Groppali (20 May 2014). "Mario Missiroli, il ribelle che diede la scossa al teatro". Il Giornale. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
  5. ^ a b Alessandra Comazzi (20 May 2014). "Addio a Missiroli, grande anche per la tv". La Stampa. Retrieved 24 May 2014.

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