Acting Archives is a research program carried out by the Dipartimento di Studi letterari, linguistici e comparati of the Università di Napoli “L’Orientale”, with the contribution of the Italian Ministry of University and Research and of the Campania Region.

The program has two main goals: the collection and distribution of the primary data used for general research on acting theories and techniques, and the production and circulation of studies on the art of acting, from an historical and contemporary perspective.

The results are progressively presented in four sections: the “Catalogue” (an international bilingual catalogue on treatises on acting from ancient times to the present day), the “Essays” (essays in English on acting theories and techniques, conceived as direct specialized contributions to the field) and the “Acting Archives Review” (a six-monthly periodical in Italian begun in April 2011 with the goal of contributing to the present debate through specific interventions on actors, on historical and critical topics, on methodological problems) and the "Books" (classics of the theory and the history of acting, edited and published by Acting Archives).


Prof. Claudio Vicentini


Prof. Arnold Aronson (Columbia University), Prof.ssa Silvia Carandini (Università di Roma, La Sapienza), Prof. Marco De Marinis (Università di Bologna), Prof.ssa Mara Fazio (Università di Roma, La Sapienza), Prof. Siro Ferrone (Università di Firenze), Prof. Pierre Frantz (Université Paris Sorbonne), Prof. Lorenzo Mango (Università di Napoli “L’Orientale”), Prof.ssa Flavia Pappacena (Accademia Nazionale di Danza), Prof.ssa Sandra Pietrini (Università di Trento), Prof. Willmar Sauter (Stockholms Universitet), Prof. Paolo Sommaiolo (Università di Napoli “L’Orientale”)


Aurora Egidio, Salvatore Margiotta, Laura Ricciardi, Barbara Valentino, Mimma Valentino, Daniela Visone