Teatro Carlos Alberto

O Duelo

by Heinrich von Kleist

directed by Carlos Pimenta

O Duelo


About Heinrich von Kleist鈥檚 novella O Duelo [The Duel] (1811), which she translated and now adapts for Carlos Pimenta鈥檚 staging, Maria Filomena Molder says the following: 鈥淣either a Classical nor a Romantic, Kleist is, in fact, the first Modern among German poets.鈥 One of Kafka鈥檚 favourite writers, but rejected by Goethe and Hegel, who discarded his 鈥渋nvisible theatre鈥, Kleist created a body of work that did not suit his time and its laws. In O Duelo, a romantic tale with crime-story overtones that takes place in the late 1200s, the honour and earnestness of the story鈥檚 three main characters seem to hang in the confrontation of the title, where God鈥檚 judgement will make victorious the sword that upholds truth. But nothing is as it seems, and God is less accurate than we might expect. This play about calculation and chance, failure and success, is ruled by vertiginous poetic justice and led by the voice and body of actor Miguel Loureiro.


by Heinrich von Kleist directed by Carlos Pimenta

translation and dramaturgy Maria Filomena Molder set design Carlos Pimenta, Jo茫o Pedro Fonseca video Jo茫o Pedro Fonseca lighting design Rui Monteiro

costumes Bernardo Monteiro sound design Francisco Leal

performed by Miguel Loureiro

co-produced by Centro Cultural de Bel茅m, Teatro Nacional S茫o Jo茫o _

playing time 1:15 Ages 12 and up

Conversation with Jorge 2 jul fri