It Sergio De cecco, whose full name was Sergio Amadeo De Cecco, also known under the name Javier Sánchez and Amadeo Salazar was a journalist, actor, playwright and screenwriter of film and radio was born in Buenos Aires in 1931 and died in the same city on November 26, 1986. He received several awards for its production; most widespread is the reñidero which was represented on many occasions at home and abroad and also made into a film.

Early works

At age 18 he started as a writer for radio and puppeteer. In his words, he wanted to be an actor, gave a test in a radio, and cannot be accepted, revenge, began to write radio scripts. With his puppet theatre “De Las Malas Arts” toured several countries of the Americas. Along with Ariel Buffano had been very “artistic son” Javier Villafañe. In the 1950s he began his activity as a playwright with during the test; in 1956 he was awarded by the Ministry of education in theatre read by Prometheus gatherings and in 1958 won a competition for young authors organized by the Editorial Thespis cart with the guest.

The reñidero

In 1962 he published the reñidero, his most widespread work, which joined it the realistic generation of 60. It obtained the Municipal Prize for unpublished works. Premiered, January 11, 1964 in theatre outdoor Botanical Garden and revived on 20 June the same year at the Teatro General San Martín Casacuberta room. In both cases the sunsets were directed by Salvador santángelo.

The reñidero has been represented on numerous occasions in the Teatro General San Martín of Buenos Aires and at other venues in the country. She was taken to the screen under the direction of René Mugica and obtained the 3rd. Award from the Institute of cinematography, to finally be selected as representative of his country at the Cannes International Film Festival, France.

Other works

In 1965, Capocómico it premiered at the Teatro Municipal General Casacuberta room Saint Martin. He also wrote the plumber came, piece which was made into the film and the great deschave (written in collaboration with Armando chulak). It is a realistic comedy about the life of a couple who settled the routine and the habituation. Suddenly, the trigger for a broken TV shows that they are indeed beings who need to look in the eye, lives that need love, understanding and tenderness. First performed in 1975 with Carlos Gandolfo address spent 3 seasons continued ran and won Argentores.

In an interview published in 1970 De Cecco says since the age of 18 he had written over a hundred radio novels and over twenty television programs.

In 1975, in England, a version of the reñidero was released and also a free version of this work performed at the teatro Colón. Betty Gambartes wrote the Opera Orestes Tango with Diego Vila music based on the reñidero, which was first performed with success in Europe. < /ref > Rago, Maria Anna, handsome and malevos in the newspaper Clarín in Buenos Aires, on 9-27-2003.

Personal life

Cecco he lived in 1643 Mexico Street in Buenos Aires in the «Sol-Aire» building which had a large central park and an arc of departments, together with his wife Martha Gavensky, plastic artist. With her he had a son, Javier Gaspar. In addition, with them lived a previous son of Martha, Alejandro Bellini, son of Juan Carlos Bellini, a renowned dancer. Sergio was the brother of Cecco soul, author of radio, also known as Alma Bressan works.

Sergio then married actress Haydée Padilla, known for his “La chona” character with whom he adopted a girl named Maria Laura. They disbanded in 1976, she left him by Federico Luppi and was in charge of the daughter that her, he could not have children, had wanted to take.

Of Cecco then to 55 years of age, entered into a depression and 26 November 1986, he committed suicide.

Critique of your work

Of Cecco was identified, mainly with the reñidero and Capocómico, with the current “new realists” in the late 1960s, followers of the American Arthur miller and tennessee williams, integrated among others by Ricardo halac, Roberto cossa, Ricardo talesnik, Mauricio Julio, germán rozenmacher and Carlos somigliana.

It’s a critical current at least three basic directions: 1) against previous models of dramatic writing: raised take the scene Argentine, the common man in terms more realistic, more close to daily life, dispensing with the need to “optimistic” character and the defence of the “final victory” of socialist realism I maquineo. ((2) against the cultural values of the middle class main consumers of the National Theatre, which they considered ignorant, hypocrite, violent after an appearance of moderation, reactionary disguised as progressive and put at the service of the defence of the status quo of an objectionable society in many ways and 3) against reactionary patterns and conservative and military authoritarianism of certain policy sectors national, by which his texts behind the need for a change or more radicalized, texts of a revolution.

Works of De Cecco have in common the reference to a national problem always of stories as well as the dominance of realistic elements matizados by irony and black humour. Its production is short, but it is draw attention to a rare ductility allows you to move from open realism, touching tenderness in the black comedy without transitions or more importantly, concessions.

Other works were the demolition (1982), Blues Balcarce Street for the third cycle of theatre open in collaboration with Carlos Pais and Gerardo taratuto Moreira! (1984) by country and Peñarol Méndez, premiered at the Teatro Nacional Cervantes.


o As author and screenwriter

* I will be anything but I love you (1986). Dir. Carlos Galettini

* Reñidero (1965). Dir. René Mugica

o As a writer

* The invisible man attacks (1967). Dir. Martín Rodríguez Mentaste.