Carmelo Bene

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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 Atheist[1]

Carmelo Bene (1 September 1937 – 16 March 2002) was an Italian actor, poet, film director and screenwriter.


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.
  • 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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