Os Sertões: O homem 1 — do pré-homem à revolta (2003)

From 2000 to 2007, Teat(r)o Oficina Uzyna Uzona worked on the staging of Euclides da Cunha's epic book, Os Sertões, which describes the 19th Century War of Canudos in the Brazilian "sertão," lead by Antônio Conselheiro. The final result was a pentalogy, formed by the plays A Terra (2002), O Homem I (2003), O Homem II (2003), A Luta I (2005), and A Luta II (2006), totalizing 27 hours of theater. Os Sertões reads the episodes of the war in light of past and present Brazilian history, and in relation to the struggle of the group against media mogul Sílvio Santos, who wanted to tear down the historic theater to build a shopping mall.

To understand the soul of the "sertanejo" (the inhabitant of the sertão)—what would lead the nature of this man to resist until the last day in Canudos—Euclides da Cunha recalls in his book the formation of Brazilian society, its telluric, animal, and tupi origin. The second part of the book (and the second play, O Homem I), is about the vigorous embrace of the winner, the Celtic European Colonizer, copulating with the defeated, with the slaves from the ships, forming the "Typeless-Brazilian" type. Mixtures of all kinds find their space in the stage in the surprising miscegenation already present in the cast and crew of Teatro Oficina itself. It is the story of the Brazilian Man, the Man of the Country abroad interbreeding with the Country inside, until the Revolt against the very idea—imposed and imported—of man, with the appearance of Zarathustra Antônio Conselheiro.


Additional Materials

iconOs Sertões: O Homem I, program with script (POR) (4.07 MB)

iconOs Sertões: O Homem I, program with script (POR) (2.11 MB)

Media

Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2333.1/2rbnzttt

Additional Info

  • Title: Os Sertões: O homem 1 - do pré-homem à revolta
  • Alternate Title: Os Sertões: The man 1 - from pre-man to revolt
  • Holdings: photo gallery, program, script
  • Duration: 04:46:20
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Date: 2003
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Type-Format: play, performance
  • Cast: Adão Filho, Adriana Capparelli, Adriana Viegas, Adriano Salhab, André Santana Lagartixa, Anna Guilhermina, Aury Porto, Camila Mota, Daniel Camilo, Danilo Tomic, Elenildo de Moura Uga, Fernando Coimbra, Fioravante Almeida, Francisco Rodrigues Rato, Fransérgio Araújo, Freddy Allan, Frederick Steffen Benfica, Gabriel Fernandes, Guilherme Calzavara, Ito Alves, Juliane Elting, Karina Buhr, Letícia Coura, Marcelo Drummond, Mariana de Moraes, Mariano Mattos Martins, Naomy Schölling, Otávio Ortega, Ricardo Bittencourt, Rodolfo Dias Paes – Dipa, Sálvio do Prado, Samuel de Assis, Sylvia Prado, Vera Barreto Leite, Wilson Feitosa Jr., Zé Celso Martinez Corrêa, Zé de Paiva; BIXIGÃO: Aneliê Schinaider, Ariclenes Barroso, Beiço – Gilmário Júnior, Cíntia Ingrid, Débora Santos, Edísio do Santos, Edna do Santos, Geni de Lira, Isabela Santana, Ivan Cardoso, Jacqueline Braga, Jhonatha Ferreira, Juliane Lira, Laene Santana, Luna Oliveira, Talita Martins, Thiago Martinho, Xandy
  • Credits: José Celso Martinez Corrêa, director; Camila Mota, assistant director; Catherine Hirsch, adviser; José Celso Martinez Corrêa, Fernando Coimbra, and Tommy Pietra, dramaturgy; Marcelo Pellegrini, musical direction and original soundtrack; Maura Baiocchi, Wolfgang Pannek, and Haroldo Alves, choreography; Ricardo Morañez, lighting design; Tommy Pietra, video; Elisete Jeremias and Rodrigo Andreolli, stage directors; Cristiane Cortílio, art director and set design; Olintho Malaquias, costume design; Ana Rúbia de Melo, Bia Fonseca, and Freddy Lopes, producers.