Villanueva Cosse

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Villanueva Cosse
Born
Villanueva Félix Cosse Vega

(1933-11-09) 9 November 1933 (age 85)
Melo, Uruguay
Alma materMultidisciplinary School of Dramatic Art [es]
OccupationActor, theater director, writer
ChildrenCarolina Cosse
Awards

Villanueva Félix Cosse Vega (born 9 November 1933) is a Uruguayan actor, theater director, and writer who has developed a distinguished career in his country and internationally, especially in Argentina, where he has lived since 1973.[1]

Biography[edit]

Villanueva Cosse is the father of Carolina Cosse, the current head of the Ministry of Industry, Energy, and Mining [es].

He began his theatrical training at the El Galpón theater [es] in Montevideo in 1953, continued his studies at the Multidisciplinary School of Dramatic Art [es] (EMAD) in Montevideo until graduating in 1963, and attended Jacques Lecoq's School of Mime and Theater in Paris.[1][2]

Since 1956 he has performed in more than 60 plays in Uruguay and Argentina, taken part in 20 feature films, and in numerous television series and specials.

In 1963, 1972, 1985, and 1996 he directed 11 plays at El Galpón, Teatro Circular [es], Teatro del Centro [es], Club de Teatro, and the Comedia Nacional [es] in Montevideo.

He wrote the musical comedy ¿Quién le teme a Lucila Singer?, performed at the Embassy Theater; Feria del miedo, del amor y de la guerra, performed at the San Martín Theater; Compañero del alma in co-authorship with Adriana Genta [es], edited by Torres Agüero (1992), and performed at La Campana and El Galpón theaters. He adapted Servant of Two Masters (Goldoni), Lysistrata (Aristophanes), and The Government Inspector (Gogol).[3]

Cosse participated, as author and director, in international tours and festivals in Buenos Aires, Zurich, Caracas, Montevideo, New York, Mexico City, San Juan, Milan, and Stockholm, making presentations for El Galpón, Théatre Ecole, Open Theater, Cervantes National Theater, San Martín Theater, and People's Theater, among others.

In Argentina he worked as an actor and director – in 1975, in Querido Mentiroso as George Bernard Shaw, antagonist of China Zorrilla in the role of Mrs Patrick Campbell,[4] and then directing Servant of Two Masters, produced by the actress.

Of his extensive career as a theater director, his most notable productions include Marat/Sade by Peter Weiss, Bohemian Lights by Ramón del Valle-Inclán,[5] Long Day's Journey into Night by Eugene O'Neill, Cocinando con Elisa by Lucía Laragione [es],[6] New York by Daniel Dalmaroni [es], and Marathon by Ricardo Monti [es].[7]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Theatrical productions[edit]

  • Marat/Sade (adaptation, director)
  • Príncipe azul (actor)
  • Déjala sangrar (actor)
  • Segovia (or De la poesía) (actor, director)[9]
  • Lisandro (translation, costumer)
  • La Feria del miedo, el amor y la guerra (author)
  • Copias (actor)
  • Toque de queda (actor)
  • Te llevo en la sangre (director)
  • The Inspector (director)
  • Mein Kampf, farsa (performer)
  • Bohemian Lights (director)
  • Cocinando con Elisa (director)
  • Compañero del alma (author, actor, director)
  • ¡Arriba, corazón! (performer)
  • Feria del miedo, del amor y de la guerra (author, director)
  • Cuatro caballetes (performer)
  • Blues de la calle Balcarce (director)
  • Acto cultural (actor)
  • Espectros (actor)

Awards[edit]

Theater[edit]

Uruguay[edit]

Argentina[edit]

  • 1973: Talía for Best Foreign Actor for Arturo Ui
  • 1974/75: Estrella de mar for Best Director for Servant of Two Masters
  • 1985/86: Estrella de mar for Best Lead Actor for Príncipe Azul[1]
  • 1985/86: José María Vilches for Best Lead Actor for Príncipe Azul
  • 1988: María Guerrero for Best Director for Compañero del alma
  • 1987/88: García Lorca Biennial Theatrical Event for Compañero del alma
  • 1991/92: Municipal Award of the City of Buenos Aires for Best Independent Theatrical Production Doña Ramona [es][1]
  • 1997/98: Leónidas Barletta for Best Independent Theatrical Production Cocinando con Elisa
  • 1998: Trinidad Guevara nominee for Best Director for Cocinando con Elisa
  • 1999: ACE Award nominee for Best Director for Bohemian Lights
  • 2000: ACE Award nominee for Best Supporting Actor for Mein Kampf
  • 2001: ACE Award for Best Director for The Inspector[10]
  • 2009: ACE Award for Best Director for Marat/Sade[11]

Film[edit]

Librettist[edit]

  • 1992: First Mention of the Tres Países (Argentina, Chile, Uruguay) Dramatic Competition for Compañero del alma

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Campodónico, Miguel Angel (1996). Uruguayos por su nombre [Uruguayans By Name] (in Spanish). Fin de Siglo. p. 53. ISBN 9789974490871. Retrieved 5 February 2018 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ a b "Villanueva Cosse vuelve con Bertolt Brecht" [Villanueva Cosse Returns With Bertolt Brecht]. Diario la Juventud (in Spanish). 15 July 2017. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Reflexiones de un hombre elegante" [Reflections of an Elegant Man]. La Nación (in Spanish). 1 September 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  4. ^ Zayas de Lima, Perla (1990). Diccionario de directores y escenógrafos del teatro argentino [Dictionary of Directors and Set Designers of the Argentine Theater] (in Spanish). Editorial Galerna. p. 213. ISBN 9789505562503. Retrieved 5 February 2018 – via Google Books.
  5. ^ Hopkins, Cecilia (11 August 1999). "La 'teoría del esperpento', el aporte al siglo de Valle Inclán" [The 'Grotesque Theory', the Contribution to Valle Inclán's Century]. Página/12 (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Teatro Abierto ya tiene su remake" [Open Theater Already Has its Remake]. La Nación (in Spanish). 25 April 1997. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  7. ^ Hopkins, Cecilia (24 February 2010). "En democracia, 'Marathon' se torna más metafísica" [In Democracy, 'Marathon' Becomes More Metaphysical]. Página/12 (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  8. ^ a b Quiring, Débora (23 August 2017). "Ayer declararon ciudadano ilustre al actor, director y dramaturgo Villanueva Cosse" [Yesterday the Actor, Director, and Playwright Villanueva Cosse Declared Illustrious Citizen]. La Diaria (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  9. ^ Blanca, Bahía (15 January 2007). "Mario Pasik does not want to repeat himself in his roles". lanueva.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Todos los triunfadores de la velada" [All the Winners of the Evening]. La Nación (in Spanish). 31 October 2001. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  11. ^ "Eva Perón vuelve a demostrar que es la fórmula inagotable del teatro argentino" [Eva Perón Returns to Demonstrate That She is the Inexhaustible Formula of Argentine Theater]. El Mercurio (in Spanish). Buenos Aires. DPA. 28 October 2009. Retrieved 5 February 2018.

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