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The staging of ponto de partida in 1976: a study of the Brechtian epic elements

Grant number: 20/08383-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2020
Effective date (End): August 31, 2021
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Arts - Theatre
Principal Investigator:Larissa de Oliveira Neves Catalão
Grantee:Marco Antonio Pedra da Silva
Host Institution: Instituto de Artes (IA). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


This research aims to analyze the Brechtian epic elements in the production of the play Ponto de Partida (1976), written by Gianfrancesco Guarnieri (1934-2006) and directed by Fernando Peixoto (1937-2012). Hereby, this research aims to raise both theoretical and historical bibliography and the primary material about the theme and the staging. Besides that, there is also the interview with the actresses Sônia Loureiro and Ana Braga who were present in the 1976 play. In addition, the research seeks to understand in the practical ways the epic resources of Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) in the Guarnieri text's, from producing and presenting a dramatic reading of the play Ponto de Partida, linked to the Dramaturgy and Performing Writings Laboratory of the Performing Arts Department.

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