Teatro Carlos Alberto

Fora de Cena

guidance Maria Sequeira Mendes

Fora de Cena


Maria Sequeira Mendes brings us an alternative history of the theatre. An obscene history, so to speak. 鈥淥bscene鈥 means 鈥渁gainst decency and modesty鈥. In classical tragedy, such obscenities as murders or battle scenes were kept away from the viewers鈥 eyes. Out of sight, close to the mind鈥檚 eye? Over eight sessions, we become familiar with that which is not performed on the stage, being instead told, guessed, imagined, haunted. 鈥淩emember me鈥, implores Hamlet鈥檚 father, who was murdered, so we are told. Remember Godot, that most obsessive and omnipresent absence. Offstage is a fundamental attribute of western dramaturgy, from the ancient Greeks to post-dramatic theatre. In the latter, what is absent may be a traditional concept of text or even the actors themselves, as in Annie Dorsen鈥檚 A Piece of Work, which has been described as 鈥渁 digital Hamlet for a post-humanist age鈥. A researcher and professor at the University of Lisbon鈥檚 School of Arts and Humanities, Maria Sequeira Mendes is the author of several books, such as The Ordeals of Interpretation (2020) and O Essencial sobre Hamlet (2023).


guidance Maria Sequeira Mendes target general public, students and professionals of performing arts

number of participants 20 duration 32 horas

registration here | 80,00鈧 | 50% discount for students and performing arts professionals

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