|Occupation Actor, playwright|
Partner(s) Luisa De Filippo
|Name Eduardo Scarpetta|
|Born March 13, 1853Naples, Italy|
Died November 29, 1925, Naples, Italy
Children Eduardo De Filippo, Peppino De Filippo
Parents Emilia Rendina, Domenico Scarpetta
Grandchildren Luca De Filippo, Luigi De Filippo, Roberto Murolo, Augusto Carloni, Luisella De Filippo
Movies Poverty and Nobility, Il medico dei pazzi, Neapolitan Turk, Sette ore di guai
Similar People Eduardo De Filippo, Titina De Filippo, Peppino De Filippo, Luca De Filippo, Luigi De Filippo
Eduardo scarpetta o scarfalietto 1 e 2 atto
Eduardo Scarpetta (1853–1925) was an Italian actor and playwright from Naples, Italy.
- Eduardo scarpetta o scarfalietto 1 e 2 atto
- o miedeco d e pazze commedia in tre atti di eduardo scarpetta
Although not from a theatrical family, he was on the stage by the age of four and is today best remembered as the creator of a character that became his stage alter-ego: Felice Sciosciammocca, a typical, good-natured Neapolitan. The name "Sciosciammocca" translates from Neapolitan as "breath in mouth"—thus, with "Felice" (Happy) the name conveys something like wide-eyed and perhaps a bit scatter-brained. The character was a break with the traditional portrayal of the Neapolitan streetwise Everyman and, as an implied stereotype, invites comparison to the well-known, darker historical Neapolitan "mask" of Pulcinella. The character appears prominently in Scarpetta’s best-known work, Miseria e Nobiltà (Misery and Nobility) from the year 1888. The work is well known, too, as a 1954 film featuring Neapolitan comic Totò as Felice Sciosciammocca; the film also features a young Sophia Loren.
Scarpetta dedicated much of his early activity to translating into Neapolitan the standard Parisian farce comedy of the day, such as Hennequin, Meilhac, Labiche and Feydeau. His own original comedies comprise some 50 works. He was the illegitimate father of actor and playwright Eduardo De Filippo as well as of Eduardo's brother and sister.