Teatro S茫o Jo茫o

Palco Assombrado: O Teatro Enquanto M谩quina da Mem贸ria

Book launch


with Marvin Carlson

host Jacinto Lucas Pires

publishers H煤mus, Teatro Nacional S茫o Jo茫o

Palco Assombrado: O Teatro Enquanto M谩quina da Mem贸ria


Marvin Carlson will be among us. Making the most of his presence at the TNSJ, where he will deliver the opening conference of the international event Teatros Nacionais, the US essayist honours us by presiding over the launch session of Palco Assombrado, the third volume in Empilhadora, our book collection. Carlson, a Sidney E. Cohn Distinguished Professor at the City University of New York, is one of the most influential theatrologists in recent years. His books include Theories of the Theatre (1993) and Shattering Hamlet鈥檚 Mirror (2016). Palco Assombrado [The Haunted Stage] won the Joe A. Callaway Award for Best Book in Drama or Theatre. In it, Carlson argues that the theatre is an activity that is haunted in all its dimensions (text, body, performance, stage), an inexhaustible repository of humanity鈥檚 cultural memories. 鈥淧aradoxically, by invoking the ghosts of the past 鈥 be they facts or fables, people or characters 鈥, the stage turns everything into a phantasmal present鈥, writes poet Regina Guimar茫es in her foreword. Where there鈥檚 memory there鈥檚 theatre: such is one of Palco Assombrado鈥檚 great lessons.


de Marvin Carlson

translated by
Paulo Faria foreword by Regina Guimar茫es

H煤mus, Teatro Nacional S茫o Jo茫o


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