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Visions of hell or the deformed scene: a reading of expressionism in Raul Brandão's theatre

Grant number: 12/22223-9
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2013
Effective date (End): December 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Other Vernacular Literatures
Principal Investigator:Maria Lúcia Outeiro Fernandes
Grantee:Danielle de Aurélio Martinez
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Letras (FCL). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Araraquara. Araraquara , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The present project intends to initiate the researcher in modern theatre studies starting from a critical reading of the play O GEBO E A SOMBRA (1923), written by Raul Brandão (1867-1930), a Portuguese fictionist and dramaturge that, besides this title, published other four plays of his own exclusive authorship, and other two in co-authorship, each of them written with different authors: Júlio Brandão and Teixeira de Pascoaes. This dramaturgic production, non-extensive and insufficiently known among brazilian universitarian milieus, reveals itself how we intend to demonstrate, by textual analysis, one of the most distinct products of Expressionism - "in Portugal so rare and elusive", according to specialized critics - in Portuguese theatre.

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