Shakespeare on the Rocks

Shakespeare on the Rocks


Since 2013 on the island of Stromboli takes place the Eco Logical Theater Fest: a week of theater, music, dance, and other events … without using electricity, where audience and spectators are bathed by the same light, the sun or ” the other stars “: torches, candles, natural gas lamps … Actors, singers, writers, journalists, dancers, musicians present themselves to the public without filters of lighting or electric amplification. And what energies are freed once we give up electricity?

The documentary is the story of an unusual staging of the last play written by W.Shakespeare: The Tempest. The film takes place during the 2016 Eco-Logical Theater Festival.

Written and Directed by Alessandro Fabrizi & Enrico Parenti
Editor Giuseppe Giudice
Cinematography Luca Gennari
Original Music Camilla Dell’Agnola & Alessandro Fabrizi
with Hossein Taheri, Ken Cheeseman, Paula Langton, Laura Mazzi, Lino Musella, Bruce Myers, Giorgio Rossi, Elodie Treccani, Paolo Zuccari

Produced by fluidonumero9

Running Time: 55minuti

Alessandro Fabrizi was born and raised in Rome, Italy. An actor since 1978, director since 1983 and Designated Linklater Teacher since 2010.  He graduated in English Literature at University Sapienza in Rome. Since 2013 he is (with Hossein Taheri) Artistic Director of the Eco Logical Theater Fest ( in Stromboli (Messina, Italy). Amomg his latest theatre productions: William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” (Stromboli 2016)); Nada Malanima’s “Scompagine” (Asti, 2014); “Metamorphoses – It is no crime to lose oneself in a dark wood” da “Tales from Ovid” di Ted Hughes (New York 2006); “Bartleby the Scrivener” from Melville (New York 2005); Torquato Tasso’s “Aminta” translated by Charles Jernigan (Indianapolis 2005). For Tv and Film he has directed the documentaries “Giving Voice – Kristin Linklater, 15 actors and 7 Tales from Ovid” (Sulmona Film Festival 2008) and with Enrico Parenti “Shakespeare on the Rocks” (SkyArteTelevision, 2016) and “The Body Electric” (SkyArteTelevision, 2018).  In cinema, he has worked with Anthony Minghella (The Talented Mr. Ripley), Tom Tykwer (Heaven) and Fatih Akin (Solino) as a dialect coach (for Jack Davenport, Giovanni Ribisi, Cate Blanchet and Barnaby Metsurat) and supervisor of the Italian dialogues. As an actor, he performed in “T.R.U.S.T.” (Danny Boyle, 2018),  “Inferno” (Ron Howard, 2016), “The International” (Tom Tykwer, 2009), “The Talented Mr. Ripley” (Anthony Minghella, 1999), “Jagzeit” (Rolando Colla), “Fuga Senza Fine” (Giannandrea Pecorelli). As a Designated Linklater Teacher he has taught at Scuola del Teatro Stabile di Torino (2010/11);  Schauspiel Institut di Innsbruck (2011), l’Accademia Internazionale d’Arte Drammatica – Teatro Quirino (2010/11/12); Centro Teatro Ateneo dell’Università La Sapienza di Roma (2012); Stadsteater of Stockholm (2013); Estudio Corazza para el Actor in Madrid (2014); International Festival of Izmir (Turkey 2016) and Accademia Nazionale d’Arte Drammatica Silvio d’Amico di Roma (where he has taught regularly since 2008), Q-Academy and C.A.F.T in Rome. In 2016/17 he was member of the scientific committee of the Master “Dynamics of Vocal Expressions: the Linklater Method” at the University of Rome Sapienza.

Enrico Parenti, is an Italian-American filmmaker, who has lived in U.K, Brazil, U.S.A and studied filmmaking in Barcelona. His feature-length documentary “Standing Army” was aired by fifteen televisions including Al Jazeera, Rt-tv, Fox, Zdf, History Channel. The film was also released in Japanese movie theaters and is distributed in the U.S through Amazon and Hulu. His short films won numerous film festivals and “Zewdu the street child” is listed on Vimeo’s “Staff-picks”. His documentary “Container 158” was presented at the Rome film festival, was funded by the Open Society foundation and has won two awards for best documentary. The documentary he co-directed with Alessandro Fabrizi “The body electric” was aired numerous times by SKY Arte TV. He is now working on his log time project “Street child stories” and on a feature documentary on food globalization. Since 2004 he makes documentaries, short films, music videos and works regularly with Italian and foreign televisions.


All sessions by Shakespeare on the Rocks

Screening “Shakespeare on the Rocks”

16 May 2018
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo', 24 W 12 Street, NY, NY 10011