“Teatro Provincia dell’uomo” is inspired, in its title and method, by the book by Elias Canetti, “The province of man”. The volume is made up of two parts. The first takes into consideration some fundamental moments in the history of the theater, such as the Greek theater and the Elizabethan theater, and some innovative theories, from Craig to Stanislavkij, in which the actor’s research is aimed at giving a symbolic or realistic image. , of human nature, in its truth and in its fragility. A fragment, taken from the Living Theater’s Antigone, illuminates the discourse. The second part is dedicated to the reconstruction of Carmelo Bene’s text and video-work, Hommelette for Hamlet, in which echoes of Shakespeare’s and Laforgue’s Hamlet are reflected, based on the vision of Lacanian Man. The reconstruction is accompanied by a detailed commentary on all the situations, in which the protagonist, a strange cemetery Hamlet surrounded by Bernini statues that come to life and participate in the representation, is involved.