Pantomime e parodie russe al Teatro degli Indipendenti di A. G. Bragaglia
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The article examines some performances held in Rome in Anton Giulio Bragaglia’s Teatro degli Indipendenti (Theatre of Independents) by Russian artists (dancers, mimes, musicians and writers) during the Nineteen Twenties and Thirties. During those decades the Teatro degli Indipendenti first put on the Italian stage unpublished texts and scenic design innovations. It was a privileged place for artistic experiments, an innovative theatre workshop, a space of encounter of different cultures, especially Russian. In the first part, the article presents some pantomimes with the successful participation of Russian dancers as it is documented in the press of the time; the second part analyzes two parodies of the playwright and poet Petr Potemkine and highlights the difficulties encountered by director Bragaglia in representing complex dramaturgical texts.