2021: XXIII

Spigolature onomastiche nel teatro sansecondiano degli anni Venti, tra non nomi ed espressionismo cromatico

Marina Castiglione
Università degli Studi di Palermo

Pubblicato 2022-01-25

Parole chiave

  • Literary Onomastics,
  • Pier Maria Rosso di San Secondo,
  • onomastic periphrases,
  • chromatic expressionism,
  • theater


The theatrical and narrative production of Pier Maria Rosso di San Secondo stretches for about forty years between the first and fifth decade of the twentieth century. They were years of transition and redefinition of individual and social roles and spaces. The neuroses of many authors find in the theater the natural dimension in which to represent feelings of guilt and pain, of the shattering of subjectivity and of loss of reference points. Pier Maria Rosso di San Secondo, son of sunny and sulphur-bearing central Sicily, ranged from narrative to the theater and represents one of the most interesting Central European literary experiences. In this paper we analyze two plays composed and staged between 1918 and 1919: Marionette, che passione! and La bella addormentata. Although these have two very different settings, one bourgeois and the other the world of fable, the onomastic choices share the use of chromatism with an expressionist value.