Maggie Rose


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Maggie Rose

Maggie Rose teaches British Theatre Studies at Milan State University. She has published in the areas of 18th and 19th and 20th century theatre, Shakespeare in performance and theatre translation studies.

Her stage and radio plays include: Six Months Here, Six Months There (written with E. Rossini), Gateway Theatre, Edinburgh, 2000, Walking Through Stones (written with C. Jacucci and W. Stark), Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2002, Mary London, Soho Studio, 2009, Caliban's Castle, a contemporary look at Shakespeare's The Tempest (Plays International), 2010, Graham Eatough's Shattered Head (original idea and dramaturgy, M. Rose), Oran Mor, Glasgow and Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, 2010. In 2012 she wrote the prologue and translated Salvatore Cabras's Europa, Our First Migrant, supported by Creative Scotland, which opened at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2013, followed by a fifteen island and Highlands tour, supported by Creative Scotland. In 2014, Il castello di Calibano, directed by Massimiliano Manca at Villa Burba, Rho. She wrote the site-specific, Shakespeare, Secret Agent, A Walk in Shakespeare's Garden, Harlequin and Shakespeare Ltd, for botanical gardens and villas in Italy. These plays reflect her current interest in food and the environment in Shakespeare's work. In 2015, she wrote The Tempest for Kids, directed by Donatella Massimilla.

Adaptations include a co-adaptation and translation of Renato Gabrielli's Mobile Thriller, Herald Angel Award, Edinburgh Festival 2006 and Alice (from Alice in Wonderland) for Milan's Piccolo Teatro, 2010 and 2011.

Translations of Italian plays staged in the UK and America


Sonia Antinori, Castle of Mud, directed by Brennan Street at The International Playwriting Festival, the Warehouse, East Croydon, London.


Luigi Lunari, Three on a Seesaw, published in Plays International, 1990 and by International Readers' Theatre. The play has been translated into 23 languages.

Produced by the Non Atlanta Theatre Company, directed by Tonya Diston, 14th Street Playhouse, Atlanta, USA, 13 July to 6 August 2000.

Further performances: 2004, 2005, 2007.


Paolo Puppa,The Minotaur, published in Plays International, December 1999.

The Minotaur, directed by Patrick Lynch, at Surgeons' Hall, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, August.


Sonia Antinori, Trebus. Buster Keaton, directed Valeria Talenti, an Oreste Valente production, Richard de Marco Venue,  Edinburgh Fringe Festival, August.

Renato Gabrielli, Death and The City, a trilogy, director Carrie Cracknell, Hush Productions, Tron Theatre, Glasgow.


Renato Gabrielli, Mobile Thriller, published in Plays International, April 2004.

Mobile Thriller, directed by Carrie Cracknell, Hush Productions, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The play won a Herald Angel Award and a Fringe First. I also co-adapted the play.

Further performances: BAC, London, Harbourfront, Toronto, Bristol Old Vic. National tour and British Council showcase.


Maddalena Barile, Light Killer, directed by Laura Pasetti, produced by Charioteer Theatre Company, Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, August.

Further performances: Piccolo Teatro, Milan (in English), November 2015.

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