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Author Nascimento, Cláudia Tatinge, 1964- author

Title After the long silence the theatre of Brazil's post-dictatorship generation / Cláudia Tatinge Nascimento
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
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Series Routledge Advances in Theatre and Performance Studies
Routledge advances in theatre and performance studies
Contents The year is 1964 : April fools', or a historical preface -- The stage under the dictatorship -- On the cusp of democracy -- Brazil's (benevolent) archive and (fragmented) repertoire -- An imperfect transition -- The concept of generation -- The theatricalities of the post-dictatorship generation -- Children of censorship -- A theater genealogy -- Artist collectives and group theater -- The path to professionalization -- Reclaiming the body -- A changing university system -- A political theater of one's own -- The scope of this project -- To rehearse is to devour : cannibalizing the canon -- The cannibal as imaginary interlocutor -- Cia. dos atores : an ample anthropophagy, general, and unrestricted -- First steps : the dead woman -- Transversal authorship : rehearsal : Hamlet -- Failure on a white stage : Seagull play -- The freedom to chew, eat, spit -- Remembering in green and yellow, or the handiwork of telling -- Playwriting Brazil -- Popular aesthetic in a baroque landscape : Grupo Galpão -- Writing the arid : Newton Moreno -- Summoning colonial ghosts under the dictatorship : hauntings of old Recife -- Mapping ancestors : Os Fofos Encenam's Sugarcane memoir -- Theatrical entradas : expeditions into the territories of history -- Rerouting Pindorama : Grupo Galpão -- Occupying Rio de Janeiro : Centro de Demolição e Construção do Espetáculo -- Expeditions in São Paulo : Teatro da Vertigem -- Rendering citizenship -- A postface, or the secret science of forgetting
Summary After the Long Silence offers a ground-breaking, meticulously researched criticism of Brazilian contemporary performance created by its post-dictatorship generation, whose work expresses the consequences of decades of state-imposed censorship. By offering an in-depth examination of key artists and their works, Cludia Tatinge Nascimento highlights Brazil's political trajectory while never allowing the weight of historical events to offset key aesthetic trends. Brazilian theater artists born around the time of the nation's 1964 military coup experienced the oppressive rule of dictatorship throughout their formative years, but came of age as Brazil re-entered democracy some two decades later. This book showcases how the post-dictatorship generation developed performances that mapped the uncharted territories of Brazil's political trauma with new dramaturgies, site-specific and street productions, and aesthetic experimentation. The author's in-depth research into a wide array of archival materials and publications in both Portuguese and English demonstrates how the artistic practices of significant post-dictatorship artists such as Cia. dos Atores, Teatro da Vertigem, Grupo Galpo, Os Fofos Encenam, and Newton Moreno were driven by critical thinking and a postcolonial sentiment, proving symptomatic of the nation's shift from an ethos of half-truth telling into a transitional justice that fell short in affirming citizenship. Ideal for scholars of the intersection of theatre and politics, After the Long Silence: The Theater of Brazil's Post-Dictatorship Generation offers insight into the function of theater in times of political turmoil and artmaking practices that emerge in response to oppressive regimes
Notes Clùdia Tatinge Nascimento is an artist-scholar with an interest in experimental and Brazilian performance. She is a professor and chair of the Theater and Dance Department at Macalester College
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Subject Theater -- Political aspects -- Brazil -- History -- 20th century
Theater -- Political aspects -- Brazil -- History -- 21st century
Theater -- Brazil -- History -- 20th century
Theater -- Brazil -- History -- 21st century
ART / Caribbean & Latin American
HISTORY / Latin America / South America
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / History & Criticism
Theater -- Political aspects.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0429466528