Sicilian puppet theater:
From La rotta di Roncisvalle, Figli d’Arte Cuticchio
I: “Il consiglio dei paladini di Carlomagno”:
II: “L’arrivo di Rinaldo a Roncisvalle”:
Palermo, December 28, 2002.
From La morte di Orlando, I paladini.
I: Gano proposes his treacherous plan to the Saracen king Marsilio:
[clip to be uploaded soon]
II: Gano reveals his intentions after Roncevaux in a soliloquy:
III: The battle of Roncevaux from behind the scenes:
IV: Before his death, Orlando asks pardon for having killed in battle but also accepts this is the nature of war:
From: La morte di Orlando, Antica Compagnia Opera dei Pupi Famiglia Puglisi.
I: Orlando wants to bring Marsilio in chains to Carlomagno’s feet:
II: Gano reveals his plan to Marsilio:
III: Oliviero’s death and Orlando’s lament:
IV: Orlando’s death:
Primaria compagnia siciliana dell’opera dei pupi di Caltagirone (5 clips):
Charlemagne is worried that he hasn’t heard news from Orlando of Marsilio’s baptism; Gano reveals his treachery in a soliloquy:
An angel appears to the penitent Rinaldo and instructs him to head to Roncisvalle to fight a final battle:
Rinaldo approaches Roncisvalle where he encounters Buiaforte, son of the Veglio della Montagna, learns of Gano’s treachery, then turns the tide of the battle:
Orlando blows the olifant:
Reunion of Rinaldo and Orlando; morte di Orlando:
Roncisvalle (Romolo Fioroni)
Performed by the Compagnia Maggistica di Costabona.
Excerpt from Enrico Messina’s Orlando: furiosamente solo rotolando:
Italian Academy, Columbia University, October 1, 2015. For all available scenes from this performance, see the Enrico Messina page.
An angel exhorts Rinaldo to go to Roncisvalle, from Pulci’s Morgante (22.216–17):
From I PALADINI DI FRANCIA , a cura di Fortunato Pasqualino, regia di Piero Turchetti (RAI scuola, 1969).
For Rinaldo’s role in the Battle of Roncisvalle from the Morgante to puppet theater:
Cavallo, Jo Ann. “The Ideological Battle of Roncevaux: The Critique of Political Power from Pulci’s Morgante to Sicilian Puppet Theatre Today.” In Luigi Pulci in Renaissance Florence and Beyond. Eds. James K. Coleman and Andrea Moudarres. Turnhout: Brepols, 2017. 209-32.