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Alt Title(s): Os Sertões: the Earth
Collection Title(s): Teatro Oficina collection
Location: Recorded in São Paulo, Brazil, in 2002.
Synopsis: In A Terra, the first impact is the geography of the sertão. Euclides da Cunha describes each part of the sertão in the first part of his book, revealing to the reader an x-ray of the region. In the play, a carnival opera, an epic Brazilian musical, the actors are the earth, the vegetation, the wind, the animals, the rivers, the drought. It reveals the most intimate secrets of nature, that also v...
Alt Title(s): Os Sertões: the man I : from pre-man to revolt
Collection Title(s): Teatro Oficina collection
Location: Recorded in São Paulo, Brazil, in 2003.
Synopsis: To understand the soul of the 'sertanejo' (the inhabitant of the sertão) - what would lead the nature of this man to resist until the last day in Canudos - Euclides da Cunha recalls in his book the formation of Brazilian society, its telluric, animal, and tupi origin. The second part of the book (and the second play, O Homem I), is about the vigorous embrace of the winner, the Celtic European Col...
Alt Title(s): Os Sertões: the man II : from re-volution to trans-man
Collection Title(s): Teatro Oficina collection
Location: Recorded in São Paulo, Brazil, in 2003.
Synopsis: Dedicated to 'the creation of an heroic and anti-heroic attitude of those that go to war and say: Farewell Man!,' the theatrical version of the second movement of the second part of Os Sertões presents the passage from the re-volted man to the trans-man, creator of an alternate possibility for human adventure on Earth. From the story of Antônio Conselheiro, all theater relives its seminal death: ...
Alt Title(s): Os Sertões: the struggle I
Collection Title(s): Teatro Oficina collection
Location: Recorded in São Paulo, Brazil, in 2005.
Synopsis: Dedicated to 'the poet Oswald de Andrade and to the businessman, showman, and actor Sílvio Santos,' the third part of the book tells the causing incident of the war, when a judge from Juazeiro stopped a shipment of wood that was paid for from being delivered for the construction of the New Church of Canudos. Three expeditions were sent by the National Army and defeated, the last one commanded by ...
Alt Title(s): Os Sertões: the struggle II : from de-massacre to restart
Collection Title(s): Teatro Oficina collection
Location: Recorded in São Paulo, Brazil, in 2006.
Synopsis: Dedicated to 'all the power of the Un-massacre of Art and to the effects of the Trans-Human power of the Crowd,' the staging of the last part of the book deals with the fourth and last expedition by the Brazilian National Army to the Northeastern 'sertão.' 12 thousand soldiers, cannons, and modern weapons where deployed, together with modern strategists such as Marshal Bittencourt who, for the fi...