Hasan Niyazi: A Year Later...












Night time - and a brightly-lit place....

One of the most potent images in the human psyche.

"THE JEW": On Stage...


l'ebreo comm[edi]a bozza =
 the jew comedy rough draft


Michelangelo Buonarroti the Younger left us more than two hundred pages of dialogue, stage notes and even song lyrics for L'Ebreo - but not a complete and final draft of this intriguing and often very funny comedy. 

So, in the course of four hundred years - from 1614 until now - the work was never performed nor published nor circulated in manuscript.


"THE JEW": Another Scene (2)





A pompous lawyer, a sleazy marriage broker and a Levantine Jew all walk into a bar...

"THE JEW": Opening Scene (1)


Giorgione, Double Portrait
Rome, Palazzo Venezia
















In the opening scene of L'Ebreo, Giovanni Barba, a love-struck bachelor, and his best friend Girolamo Amieri jump into the midst of an ongoing story.  

"THE JEW": Carnival in Florence (2)



The Triumph of Carnival, North Italian woodcut (16th C.)












A CARNEVALE, OGNI CARNE VALE!

No one knows who said it first. It's an old Italian proverb.

And please, don't even try to translate it.*