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In Eleonora Duse’s Room Gabrighisola. The theatre of Eleonora Duse and Gabriele D’Annunzio

To mark 150 years since the birth of Gabriele D’Annunzio and to the background of the celebrations promoted by the Vittoriale degli Italiani, the Study Centre for Documentary Research into European Drama and Opera is organising a new exhibition on the Theatre of Eleonora Duse and Gabriele D’Annunzio in “Duse’s Room”. Officially opened in 2011, this exhibition space was created to make the actress’s archives a place open to the public that can be explored and visited. Thanks to the many documents and photographs kept in the Duse Archives, visitors will be able to explore the professional relationship between the actress and D’Annunzio, who worked side by side in productions of some of the poet’s most celebrated plays: Il sogno di un mattino di primavera, La Gioconda, La Gloria, Francesca da Rimini and La città morta.

 

Stolz, cartoon of Eleonora Duse and Gabriele D’Annunzio during the production of Francesca da Rimini, 1901