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Giorgio Strehler - Junior Suite n.206

Junior Suite at Grand Hotel et de Milan
Junior Suite at Grand Hotel et de Milan
Junior Suite at Grand Hotel et de Milan

The room 206 is dedicated to Giorgio Strehler, one of the most influential personalities in the Italian and international theatre. He arrived very young in Milan, where he met Franco Parenti and Paolo Grassi, other milestones in the Milanese theatrical scene. Together with Nina Vinchi, the threes founded the Piccolo Teatro della Città di Milano (small theatre of the city of Milan) in 1947, giving life to mise-en-scenes that shaped the history of the theatre, such as the “Albergo dei poveri”by Gorkij and “I giganti della montagna” by Pirandello. Between 1969 and 1971, Strehler left the Piccolo to set up the Gruppo Teatro e Azione, but returned in 1972. A profound institutional crisis inside the Piccolo Teatro forced him to resign in December 1996. His last direction, “Così fan tutte” by Mozart, in the new venue, was interrupted by his death.

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