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Focus Giorgio Bandini

Giorgio Bandini was a radio, TV and theatre author and director. One of the great masters of the experimental season of Italian radio between the 1960s and 1970s, Bandini innovated and renewed traditional radio genres. For example, he was responsible for the birth of docu-fiction, the radio documentary that meets the audio diary – possible thanks to the first portable recorders – but also of fiction, with actors playing real or invented characters. 

Between 1966 and 1969, Giorgio Bandini wrote and directed two radio dramas, Il guerriero scomparso and Il guerriero di provincia, a diptych that developed around the relationship between the individual and society, focusing on the burning issues of those years: domestic migration, class conflicts, the relationship between urban and provincial areas. The first audio diary to be broadcast by Italian radio, this 1969 work is a story of homecoming, a journey from Rome to a provincial town in the South. A fierce portrait, not at all nostalgic, with which Bandini tries to flush out the laziness and hypocrisies of his hometown. 

Rodolfo Sacchettini has published three books on the history of Italian radio drama (La radiofonica arte invisibile, Titivillus, 2011, Scrittori alla radio, FUP, 2018, Letteratura per sola voce, Anthology Digital Publishing, 2022). He co-edited Storie da legare (Edizione della Meridiana, 2006); Memorie, autobiografie, diari nella letteratura italiana dell’Ottocento e del Novecento (ETS, 2008); Il teatro salvato dai ragazzini (Edizioni dell’Asino, 2011); Cento storie sul filo della memoria. Il “Nuovo Teatro” in Italia negli anni ’70 (Titivillus, 2017); Arcipelago teatro ragazzi (Cue press, 2022). He collaborates with Enciclopedia Treccani, Radio 3 Rai and with Rete Toscana Classica where he has been curating a bi-monthly column on theatre since 2004. He teaches Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature at the University of Florence, Audio Documentary at the New Academy of Fine Arts in Milan and Music, Media and Technology at the Conservatory of Bologna.

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