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Agnese Grieco

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Theatre / Philosophy



Vita

Agnese Grieco studied philosophy at the University of Milan and at the Freie Universität Berlin, where she earned her doctorate in 1995 with a dissertation on Ludwig Wittgenstein and Socrates. Since 1996, she has lived in Berlin as an author, essayist, playwright, and theatre director. As a theatre director, she has worked on Greek tragedy and contemporary authors, staging works by Euripides, Seneca, Sergi Belbel, Birgit Vanderbeke, Eugen Ruge, Heiner Müller, Elsa Morante, Pier Paolo Pasolini, and Alberto Savinio in Italy and Germany. She has published books on Wittgenstein, Love Heroines in Ancient Greece, and the Rote Armee Fraktion, and has edited works by Girolamo Cardano, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and Arthur Schnitzler. She is responsible for Italian editions and translations of Thomas Bernhard, Ernst Jünger, Thomas Hilbig, Veza Canetti, Erika Mann, and Botho Strauß. She has taught Philosophy at the Università degli Studi di Milano, as well as Dramaturgy and History of Theatre at the Università di Ferrara and at Teatro Stabile di Torino. She is currently working on the book Atlas of Sirens, a literary essay.

Publications

Books / Edited Volumes
  • Arthur Schnitzler, Sogni: 1875-1931 , co-ed. with Vittorio Lingiardi (Milan: il Saggiatore, 2013)
  • Anatomia di una rivolta: Andreas Baader, Ulrike Meinhof, Gudrun Ensslin. Un racconto a più voci (Milan: il Saggiatore, 2010)
  • Erika Mann, Quando si spengono le luci, ed., with an essay ‘Un nuovo tipo di scrittrice’ (Milan: Il Saggiatore, 2013)
  • Per amore. Fedra e Alcesti (Milan: il Saggiatore, 2005)
  • Wittgenstein (Milan: il Saggiatore, 1998)
  • Goethe scienziato, co-ed. with Giulio Giorello (Turin: Einaudi, 1998)
  • Die ethische Übung: Ethik und Sprachkritik bei Wittgenstein und Sokrates (Berlin: Lukas Verlag, 1996)
  • Hans-Georg Gadamer, Dove si nasconde la salute, co-ed. with Vittorio Lingiardi (Milan: Cortina, 1994)
  • Girolamo Cardano, Somniorum Synesiorum , co-ed. with Silvia Montiglio and Mauro Mancia (Venice: Marsilio, 1989/1993)

Theatre Works

  • Akhenaton. Text by Agnese Grieco, directed by Valter Malosti. Turin, Teatro Stabile and Milan, Piccolo Teatro, 2015
  • Addela Ole. Stage direction by Agnese Grieco. Text by Agnese Grieco from Elsa Morante’s La Storia. Milan, Elfo Puccini, 2014.
  • Quartett by Heiner Müller. Translation and dramaturgy by Agnese Grieco, directed by Valter Malosti. Turin, Teatro Stabile and Milan, Piccolo Teatro, 2013-14
  • Der Wittwer von Venedig. Stage direction and dramaturgy by Agnese Grieco from Gabrielle Wittkop. Scenes by Isolde Wittke. Costumes by Gioia Raspé. Berlin, Tacheles, Theater Zum Westlichen Stadthirschen, 2003
  • Alcesti. Directed by Agnese Grieco from Euripides. Scenes and Costumes by Gert Rohde, Music by Jean Potvin. Milan, Teatridithalia, 2002
  • Die Zehn Gebote from Raffaele Viviani. Translation and dramaturgy by Agnese Grieco, directed Christoph Marthaler. Berlin, Volksbühne, 2001
  • Bartsch, Kindermörder by Oliver Reese. Direction by Agnese Grieco. Scenes and Costumes by Gert Rohde. Stuttgart, Theater Rampe, 1998 and 2000
  • Ruhestörung by Eugen Ruge. Stage direction by Agnese Grieco. Scenes and Costumes by Gert Rohde. Stuttgart, Theater Rampe, 1998-99
  • Phädra, Stage direction by Agnese Grieco. Text by Agnese Grieco from Euripides, Seneca, and Ovid. Scenes and Costumes by Gert Rohde. Stuttgart, Theater Rampe, 1998. In Italian as Fedra. Milan, Teatro di Porta Romana, directed by Ferdinando Bruni, 1998 and 2000

Other Productions

  • Die Perle in der Tiefe, Konzertlesung, Musik von Clara Schumann und Ideki Kozakura mit Texten von Clara und Robert Schumann (Villa Elisabeth, Berlin 2015)
  • Dante/Weiss: Inferni  (ICI Berlin 2014)
  • Elsa Morante: La storia  (ICI Berlin 2013)
  • Pier Paolo Pasolini Una disperata vitalità (ICI Berlin 2012)
  • Passione e libertà: Dante e Pasolini. (ICI Berlin 2009)
  • Aldo Moro. Un delitto italiano, Corrado Augias (ICI Berlin 2008)
  • Die Wand. Marlene Haushofer (ICI Berlin 2008)
  • Del sacro e del profano / Das Heilige und das Profane, Cesare Pavese, (ICI Berlin 2008)
  • The Power of Disturbance. Around Elsa Morante’s Aracoeli. (ICI Berlin 2008)
  • Alcesti di Samuele, Alberto Savinio, Museum für Kommunikation, Berlin 2004
  • Von Himmel und Erde/Dal cielo alla terra, Dante, Petrarca e Boccaccio, Kunsthaus Tacheles, Berlin 2009

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