Tiago Rodrigues

26.11 a 13.12 – Teatro Nacional São João, Porto (PT)
18 a 22.11 – Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, Lisboa (PT)
11.04 – Teatro Municipal de Bragança (PT)
10.04 – Teatro Municipal de Vila Real (PT)
16 e 17.01- Teatro Viriato, Viseu (PT)

7, 8, 13, 14 e 15.06 – Teatro São Luiz, Alkantara Festival, Lisboa (PT) ESTREIA

When we say the name “Bovary” out loud, we immediately smell perfume and scandal. A portrait of a woman who sets out on a series of adulterous affairs and lives much above her station in order to escape a tedious and banal life, Madame Bovary is today considered a seminal work of Realism and a landmark of world literature. When it first was published in La Revue de Paris in 1856, Gustave Flaubert’s novel was received by part of French society as an assault on good Christian Morals. In January 1857, the author was brought to trial on charges of obscenity.

Just like in Three fingers below the knee, the award-winning theatrical collage of theater censorship reports from the time of the Portuguese dictatorship (premiered during Alkantara Festival 2012), Tiago Rodrigues dives into the confrontation between art and law, between artists and state. In Bovary, the trial of Gustave Flaubert serves as a starting point for the adaptation of his masterpiece.

Playwriting and direction
Tiago Rodrigues from Gustave Flaubert
Carla Maciel, Gonçalo Waddington, Isabel Abreu, Pedro Gil and Tiago Rodrigues
Lighting design
Rui Horta
Alexandre Talhinhas
Concept of Scenography and costumes
Magda Bizarro and Tiago Rodrigues
Scenography and costumes construction
Ângela Rocha
Production direction and set photography
Magda Bizarro
Executive production Rita Mendes
Produced by Mundo Perfeito
São Luiz Teatro Municipal, Teatro Nacional São João
SMA – Relva sintética, Companhia Nacional de Bailado, Hotel Borges e Relógio de Água editores
Companhia Olga Roriz

Mundo Perfeito is financed by the Presidência do Conselho de Ministros Secretaria de Estado da Cultura/DGArtes, resident at Alkantara and associated with O Espaço do Tempo.

The performance remains as part of regular programing of São Luiz Teatro Municipal until June 15.

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