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A DAMA DAS CAMÉLIAS

BY ALEXANDRE DUMAS (FILS) DIRECTED BY MIGUEL LOUREIRO
©Estelle Valente
Dates and Schedules

6 to 22 September
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 21h; Thursday, 20h, Sunday, 17h30

 

Venue

Sala Luis Miguel Cintra

Duration

2h45

Price

€12 to €15 with discounts

Age Restriction

12+

Accessibility
Portuguese Sign Language Audio Description

Meeting with the artists
22 September, Sunday at 17H30

Description

Miguel Loureiro directs A Dama das Camélias, willing once again to work on a text that belongs to the “heritage of theatrical art, of its romantic exponent, its endless gallery of ghosts and hauntings”: “How can one practice the stage without going through Shakespeare, Molière, or this  A Dama das Camélias, by Dumas (fils), a late-romantic spell that still awakes in us such fascination, by reestablishing gesture, grimace and the romantic view, with its host of lost people, drug addicts, consumptives, ruined with all their withered grandeur? What is excessive in Marguerite Gautier that still fits us nowadays? The clear enunciation of an unfathomable state of mind? A small philosophical essay on the vertigo of beauty? A hymn to the decadence of love? A theatre eroticized by romantic politeness? The anatomy of a heroine of her century, writing-vehicle for the holy monsters of the nineteen hundreds… how can we approach this legacy that iconically closes an epoch? Will respecting it betray it? What fascinates us in the story of this fall? ”

 

Cast and Creative

Text Alexandre Dumas, fils Translation João Paulo Esteves da Silva Direction Miguel Loureiro Stage Assistant Leonor Buescu Cast Álvaro Correia, António Durães, Carla Bolito, Carla Maciel, Gonçalo Waddington, Leonor Buescu, Miguel Mateus, Miguel Sopas, Rita Rocha, Sonja , Victor de Sousa (voice-over) Set André Guedes Costumes Catarina Graça Dance Miguel Pereira Lighting Daniel Worm d’Assumpção Production Nuno Pratas, with the support of Manuel Poças and Vítor Alves Brotas / Agência 25 Partners Museu dos Coches, Museu de Lisboa, Teatro Nacional São Carlos Co-production Teatro Nacional São João, Gonçalo Waddington & Carla Maciel Lda and São Luiz Teatro Municipal

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