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Enigma Pessoa

A partir de poemas, textos y cartas de Fernando Pessoa
Direction: Pablo Viar
Production: Come y Calla
Language: Castellano, portugués e inglés
Approximate length: 1h 30min

SYNOPSIS

Within the framework of the Portuguese Culture Programme (“Mostra da Cultura Portuguesa”), Teatro de La Abadía will host the staging of ENIGMA PESSOA, an intimate show that offers us a poetic tour through various episodes in the real and imaginary life of the Portuguese poet, Fernando Pessoa.

As a poet, essayist and translator, Pessoa appears alongside Camoens as the most universal figure in the history of Portuguese poetry and, according to Harold Bloom, the most universally representative poet of the twentieth century.

On 30th November 1935 he died at the Hospital of San Luis in Lisbon, leaving behind a fascinating and enigmatic body of work.

This production, directed by Pablo Viar, is based on a selection of literary and artistic materials, ranging from poems, texts and letters written by the poet himself to images of the artistic trends of his time. Throughout the play, starring David Luque and Emilio Gavira, the poet writes about, recalls and talks to some of the most important figures that make up his “Drama em gente” works.

His literary legacy is packed with theatrical appeal and an everlasting relevance, due to his interest in the complex identity of human beings, in fiction, in the modern man and his subjective experience of reality and imaginary realms: occultism and esotericism, history, politics, philosophy and psychology.

CAST

David Luque
Emilio Gavira

ARTISTIC TEAM

Dirección  Pablo Viar
Escenografía Ricardo Sánchez Cuerda
Vestuario  Jesús Ruiz
Iluminación   Carmen Martínez
Diseño de Sonido  Javier Almela
Diseño de Proyecciones   Tucker Dávila Wood

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Teatro de La Abadía
C/Fernandez de los Ríos, 42
28015 • Madrid • España

Telephone +34 91 448 11 81