ora quelli d’un malcapitato critico d’arte

English translation: and then that of an unfortunate art critic

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Italian term or phrase:ora quelli d’un malcapitato critico d’arte
English translation:and then that of an unfortunate art critic
Entered by: Lisa Jane

00:42 Jan 25, 2018
Italian to English translations [PRO]
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Italian term or phrase: ora quelli d’un malcapitato critico d’arte
Intorno al solito, versatile Paolo Panaro, che ora veste i panni di una madre matura ed altezzosa, ora quelli d’un malcapitato critico d’arte, gareggiano in bravura Elisabetta Aloia, Antonella Genga, Francesco Lamacchia, Loris Leoci e Giulia Sangiorgio. Luci : Gianni Colapinto, assistente alla regia : Giulia Sangiorgio.

I translated like this:

Besides usual, versatile Paolo Panaro, who is stepping into the shoes of mature and haughty mother, others who are competing in their excellence in front of the eyes of the unfortunate arts critic are Elisabetta Aloia, Antonella Genga, Francesco Lamacchia, Loris Leoci amd Giulia Sangiorgio. Lights: Gianni Colapinto, assistant director: Giulia Sangiorgio.

question 1): Paolo is a guy, so I wasn't sure if he is acting like a woman in the play, so just to be on the safe side, I put: 'who is stepping into the shoes of...' What do you think of this solution?

question 2): I cannot understand part: 'ora quelli d’un malcapitato critico d’arte' ---) it just seems strange to translate: 'now those of the unfortunate arts critic...' I cannot understand how this part of the sentence fits the whole picture.
Natasha Budisin
Local time: 16:16
and then that of an unfortunate art critic
Explanation:
'Takes on the role of' should work.

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and then that of an unfortunate art critic


Explanation:
'Takes on the role of' should work.

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Note added at 5 hrs (2018-01-25 06:40:48 GMT)
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The Italian construction Ora...e ora is similar to First...and then... In English

Lisa Jane
Italy
Local time: 16:16
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Di modo che gli interpreti danno la sensazione di muoversi fra i ritagli di un fumetto, ove addirittura non sembrino catturati dallo stesso. In entrambi i casi l’effetto ha del delirante, il che ben si sposa con la dimensione straniata in cui sguazzano i personaggi di Feydeau, questa turba di nevrotici e frustrati, perennemente alle soglie di una crisi nervosa. Intorno al solito, versatile Paolo Panaro, che ora veste i panni di una madre matura ed altezzosa, ora quelli d’un malcapitato critico d’arte, gareggiano in bravura Elisabetta Aloia, Antonella Genga, Francesco La macchia, Loris Leoci e Giulia Sangiorgio. Luci : Gianni Colapinto, assistente alla regia : Giulia Sangiorgio.

https://quotidianodibari.it/chez-feydeau-ipocrisia-e-nevrosi...

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