Michele Vietri and the theatre
(‘a panza toia è fodera ‘e curtiello!)
Anthropological-theatrical study on the character of the guappo.
“Mytical” figure of the Neapolitan universe, the guappo
and the guapparia (his life-style and outlook) have produced a series
of tipes and caricatures that have been dealt with in the theatre, the cabaret
and the songs of Avanspettacolo.
From `O Malamente by Viviani and the Song of the Guappo by Petrolini to his personal re-writing of Lessons of Blows, Michele Vietri performs a series of 'guappi': a special “zibaldone” (a sort of miscellanea) on the ways and the characters of the typical Neapolitan mafioso giving life to a peculiar show which is both feraciously satiric and absolutely amusing.