Carmelo Bene

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Carmelo Bene
A drawing of Carmelo Bene
Born (1937-09-01)1 September 1937
Campi Salentina, Italy
Died 16 March 2002(2002-03-16) (aged 64)
Rome, Italy
Occupation Actor, theater director, writer, film director, screenwriter
Years active 1967-2002
Religion None[1]

Carmelo Bene (1 September 1937 – 16 March 2002) was an Italian actor, poet, film director and screenwriter. He was an important exponent of the Italian avant-garde theatre and cinema.[2]



In 1979 he wrote, in collaboration with French philosopher Gilles Deleuze, the essay "Superpositions". In 1984 his play Adelchi was published.

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  1. ^ Stefano Di Lauro, La mosca nel bicchiere. La poetica di Carmelo Bene, I Libri di Icaro, Lecce, 2007, p. 66.
  2. ^ (Italian) Carmelo Bene on the Italian Encyclopedia Treccani
  • Umberto Artioli - Carmelo Bene, Un dio assente. Monologo a due voci, Antonio Attisani and Marco Dotti eds., Medusa, Milan, 2006. ISBN 88-7698-051-2

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