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Reading Cycles

Irish dramaturgy


The Cia Ludens Reading Cycles are part of its research, aiming to promote debate on the company’s investigative processes, and foster dialogue between artists, academics, specialists, critics, guest production companies and the public in general. Four of these Cycles have been held:

First Cycle
Irish Theatre in the 20th Century:
from Yeats to Friel
Held in 2004, with the support of Cultura
Inglesa of São Paulo, at its academic unit
in São Paulo’s district of Higienópolis.
Irish Theatre in the 20th Century:
from Yeats to Friel
Second Cycle
Irish Theatre of 21st Century:
the Post-Beckett Generation
Held in 2006, financed by SESC São
Paulo (Serviço Social do Comércio), at its
Avenida Paulista Centre, São Paulo.
Irish Theatre of 21st Century:
the Post-Beckett Generation
FIRST CYCLE
Irish Theatre in the 20th Century:
from Yeats to Friel
October 11, 2004
O Poço do Falcão (At the Hawk’s Well), by W.B. Yeats
(Translation: Maria Helena Kopschitz)

With Cia Três de Sangue
Direction: Laerte Mello
Moderation: Profa. Dra. Munira Mutran

October 18, 2004
O Prodígio do Mundo Ocidental
(The Playboy of the Western World),

by J.M. Synge
(Translation: Millôr Fernades)

With Cia Ludens
Direction: Domingos Nunez
Moderation: Dra. Beatriz Kopschitz Bastos

October 25, 2004
Juno e o Pavão (Juno and the Paycock), by Sean O’Casey
(Translation: Manuel Bandeira)

With Cia dos Narradores
Direction: José Fernando de Azevedo
Moderation: Prof. Dr. Peter James Harris

November 01, 2004
Filadélfia, lá vou eu! (Philadelphia, Here I Come!), by Brian Friel
(Translation: Domingos Nunez)

With Cia Ludens
Direction: Julio Cesar Avanci
Moderation: Dra. Zoraide Mesquita

SECOND CYCLE
Irish Theatre of 21st Century:
the Post-Beckett Generation
November 07, 2006
Retrospective of the 20th Century
O Único Ciúme de Emer (The Only Jealousy of Emer), by W.B. Yeats
(Translation: Paulo Mendes Campos);
A Sombra do Desfiladeiro (In the Shadow of the Glen), by J.M. Synge
(Translation: Oswaldinho Marques);
Uma Libra em Dinheiro Vivo (A Pound on Demand), by Sean O’Casey (Translation: Ivan Lessa);
Vaivém (Come and Go), by Samuel Beckett
(Translation: Maria Helena Kopschitz)

With Cia Ludens
Direction: Domingos Nunez
Moderation: Dr. Domingos Nunez

November 14, 2006
Um Grito do Céu (A Cry from Heaven), by Vincent Woods]
(Translation: Domingos Nunez)

With Cia Ludens and guest actors
Direction: Domingos Nunez
Moderation: Dr. Beatriz Kopschitz Bastos

November 21, 2006
Assobiando para Psique (Whistling Psyche), by
Sebastian Barry (excerpts)
(Translation: Munira Mutran)

With Cia Ludens
Direction: Domingos Nunez
Moderation: Professor Munira Mutran

November 28, 2006
Ariel, by Marina Carr
(Translation: Zoraide Mesquita)

With Cia Ludens and guest actors
Direction: Domingos Nunez
Moderation: Dr. Zoraide Mesquita

December 05, 2006
Trilogia de Alice (Alice Trilogy), by Tom Murphy
(Translation: Domingos Nunez)

With Cia Ludens and guest actors
Direction: Domingos Nunez
Moderation: Professor Peter James Harris

December 12, 2006
Performances, by Brian Friel
(Translation: Domingos Nunez)

With Cia Ludens and guest actors
Direction: Domingos Nunez
Moderation: Dr. Rosalie Rahal Haddad

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Third Cycle
Bernard Shaw in the 21st Century
Held in 2009, with four of Shaw’s plays.
This won the ProAC Festivais de Arte Prize
from the São Paulo State Department of
Culture, which sponsored the programme
of events held at the Cultura
Inglesa Theatre, São Paulo.
Bernard Shaw in the 21st Century
Fourth Cycle
Cia Ludens and Irish Theatre Documentary
Held in 2015 at the theater Eva Herz,
in order to signal a new phase of
research at Cia Ludens. With support
from the Irish Embassy in Brazil
and Consulate General of Ireland.
Cia Ludens and Irish Theatre Documentary
Third Cycle
Bernard Shaw in the 21st Century
November 09, 2009
Como Ele Mentiu Para o Marido Dela
(How He Lied to Her Husband),

(Translation: Domingos Nunez)

With Cia Razões Inversas
Direction: Márcio Aurélio
Moderation: Dr. Rosalie Rahal Haddad

November 10, 2009
O Recruta Dennis (O’Flaherty V. C.),
(Translation: Domingos Nunez)

With Cia Ludens
Direction: Domingos Nunez
Moderation: Dr. Beatriz Kopschitz Bastos

November 16, 2009
Um Quê de Realidade
(A Glimpse of Reality),

(Translation: Domingos Nunez)

With Grupo 3 de Teatro
Direction: Yara de Novaes
Moderation: Professor Munira Mutran

November 17, 2009
A Dama Negra dos Sonetos
(The Dark Lady of the Sonnets),

Translation: Domingos Nunez

With Cia Balagan
Direction and Moderation:
Professor Maria Thaís Santos

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FOURTH CYCLE
Cia Ludens and the
Irish Theatre Documentary
October 20, 2010
Diários de Roger Casement (Diaries of Roger Casement), by Domingos Nunez

Direction: Domingos Nunez
Music: Alberto Heller
Cast: Bruno Perillo, Bruno Fagundes, Chico Cardoso, Eliseu Paranhos, George Passos, Paulo Bordhin and Well Rianc
Moderation: Miguel Arcanjo Prado, Domingos Nunez, Beatriz Kopschitz Bastos and Shaun Richards

October 27, 2010
Mácula (The Speckled People) , by Hugo Hamilton
(Translation: Beatriz Kopschitz Bastos)

Direction: André Garolli
Cast: Helio Cicero, Lilian Blanc, Michel Waisman, Haroldo Ferrari, Ivo Muller and Thaya Perez
Moderation: Dirceu Alves Jr., Hugo Hamilton, Beatriz Kopschitz Bastos and André Garolli

November 03, 2010
Descendo da Perna-de-pau: Yeats e o Abbey Theatre (Down off his Stilts: Yeats and the Abbey Theatre), by Aideen Howard
(Translation: Maria Rita Drumond Viana)

Direction: Luiz Fernando Ramos
Light Designer: Lúcia Galvão
Cast: Thiago Amaral, Maria Amélia Farah and Paula Picarelli
Moderation: Gabriela Mellão, Aideen Howard, Maria Rita Drumond Viana and Luiz Fernando Ramos

November 10, 2010
Sem Saída (No Escape) , by Mary Raftery
(Translation: Alinne Fernandes)

Direction: Laerte Mello
Cast: Alexandre Ogata, Daniela Theller, Laerte Mello, Lécio Rabello, Plínio Soares, Renata Asperi, Roney Facchini and Vinícius Meloni
Moderation: José Cetra, Alinne Fernandes, Laerte Mello, Emilie Pine and Sheila Ahern

November 17, 2010
Garantido! (Guaranteed!), by Colin Murphy
(Translation: Leonor Cione)

Direction: André Acioli
Cast: Fause Haten, Felipe Hintze, Jonatan Harold, Nilton Bicudo, Raphael Gama, Rubens Caribé and Tatiana Montagnoli
Moderation: Ubiratan Brasil, Colin Murphy, André Acioli and Beatriz Kopschitz Bastos

November 24, 2010
Titanic: Cenas de um Inquérito (Titanic: Scenes from the British Wreck Commissioner’s Inquiry, 1912),
by Owen McCafferty
(Translation: Fernanda Verçosa)

Direction: Peter Harris
Cast: Bruno Perillo, Chico Cardoso, Eliseu Paranhos, George Passos, Julio Cesar Pompeo, Paulo Bordhin and Walter Breda
Moderation: Murilo Bonfim, Owen McCafferty, Fernanda Verçosa, Peter Harris and Mark Phelan

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First Cycle
Irish Theatre in the 20th Century:
from Yeats to Friel
Held in 2004, with the support of Cultura
Inglesa of São Paulo, at its academic unit
in São Paulo’s district of Higienópolis.
Irish Theatre of 21st Century:
the Post-Beckett Generation
Second Cycle
Irish Theatre of 21st Century:
the Post-Beckett Generation
Held in 2006, financed by SESC São
Paulo (Serviço Social do Comércio), at its
Avenida Paulista Centre, São Paulo.
Irish Theatre of 21st Century:
the Post-Beckett Generation
FIRST CYCLE
Irish Theatre in the 20th Century:
from Yeats to Friel
October 11, 2004
O Poço do Falcão (At the Hawk’s Well), by W.B. Yeats
(Translation: Maria Helena Kopschitz)

With Cia Três de Sangue
Direction: Laerte Mello
Moderation: Profa. Dra. Munira Mutran

October 18, 2004
O Prodígio do Mundo Ocidental
(The Playboy of the Western World),

by J.M. Synge
(Translation: Millôr Fernades)

With Cia Ludens
Direction: Domingos Nunez
Moderation: Dra. Beatriz Kopschitz Bastos

October 25, 2004
Juno e o Pavão (Juno and the Paycock), by Sean O’Casey
(Translation: Manuel Bandeira)

With Cia dos Narradores
Direction: José Fernando de Azevedo
Moderation: Prof. Dr. Peter James Harris

November 01, 2004
Filadélfia, lá vou eu! (Philadelphia, Here I Come!), by Brian Friel
(Translation: Domingos Nunez)

With Cia Ludens
Direction: Julio Cesar Avanci
Moderation: Dra. Zoraide Mesquita

SECOND CYCLE
Irish Theatre of 21st Century:
the Post-Beckett Generation
November 07, 2006
Retrospective of the 20th Century
O Único Ciúme de Emer (The Only Jealousy of Emer), by W.B. Yeats
(Translation: Paulo Mendes Campos);
A Sombra do Desfiladeiro (In the Shadow of the Glen), by J.M. Synge
(Translation: Oswaldinho Marques);
Uma Libra em Dinheiro Vivo (A Pound on Demand), by Sean O’Casey (Translation: Ivan Lessa);
Vaivém (Come and Go), by Samuel Beckett
(Translation: Maria Helena Kopschitz)

With Cia Ludens
Direction: Domingos Nunez
Moderation: Dr. Domingos Nunez

November 14, 2006
Um Grito do Céu (A Cry from Heaven),, by Vincent Woods]
(Translation: Domingos Nunez)

With Cia Ludens and guest actors
Direction: Domingos Nunez
Moderation: Dr. Beatriz Kopschitz Bastos

November 21, 2006
Assobiando para Psique (Whistling Psyche), by
Sebastian Barry (excerpts)
(Translation: Munira Mutran)

With Cia Ludens
Direction: Domingos Nunez
Moderation: Professor Munira Mutran

November 28, 2006
Ariel, by Marina Carr
(Translation: Zoraide Mesquita)

With Cia Ludens and guest actors
Direction: Domingos Nunez
Moderation: Dr. Zoraide Mesquita

December 05, 2006
Trilogia de Alice (Alice Trilogy), by Tom Murphy
(Translation: Domingos Nunez)

With Cia Ludens and guest actors
Direction: Domingos Nunez
Moderation: Professor Peter James Harris

December 12, 2006
Performances, by Brian Friel
(Translation: Domingos Nunez)

With Cia Ludens and guest actors
Direction: Domingos Nunez
Moderation: Dr. Rosalie Rahal Haddad

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Third Cycle
Bernard Shaw in the 21st Century
Held in 2009, with four of Shaw’s plays. This
won the ProAC Festivais de Arte Prize from the
São Paulo State Department of Culture, which
sponsored the programme of events held at
the Cultura Inglesa Theatre, São Paulo.
Bernard Shaw in the 21st Century
Fourth Cycle
Cia Ludens and Irish Theatre Documentary
Held in 2015 at the theater Eva Herz, in order to
signal a new phase of research at Cia Ludens.
With support from the Irish Embassy in Brazil and
Consulate General of Ireland.
Cia Ludens and Irish Theatre Documentary
Third Cycle
Bernard Shaw in the 21st Century
November 09, 2009
Como Ele Mentiu Para o Marido Dela
(How He Lied to Her Husband),

(Translation: Domingos Nunez)

With Cia Razões Inversas
Direction: Márcio Aurélio
Moderation: Dr. Rosalie Rahal Haddad

November 10, 2009
O Recruta Dennis (O’Flaherty V. C.),
(Translation: Domingos Nunez)

With Cia Ludens
Direction: Domingos Nunez
Moderation: Dr. Beatriz Kopschitz Bastos

November 16, 2009
Um Quê de Realidade
(A Glimpse of Reality),

(Translation: Domingos Nunez)

With Grupo 3 de Teatro
Direction: Yara de Novaes
Moderation: Professor Munira Mutran

November 17, 2009
A Dama Negra dos Sonetos
(The Dark Lady of the Sonnets),

Translation: Domingos Nune

With Cia Balaga
Direction and Moderation:
Professor Maria Thaís Santos

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FOURTH CYCLE
Cia Ludens and the
Irish Theatre Documentary
October 20, 2010
Diários de Roger Casement, by Domingos Nunez

Direction: Domingos Nunez
Music: Alberto Heller
Cast: Bruno Perillo, Bruno Fagundes, Chico Cardoso, Eliseu Paranhos, George Passos, Paulo Bordhin and Well Rianc
Moderation: Miguel Arcanjo Prado, Domingos Nunez, Beatriz Kopschitz Bastos and Shaun Richards

October 27, 2010
Mácula, by Hugo Hamilton
(Translation: Beatriz Kopschitz Bastos)

Direction: André Garolli
Cast: Helio Cicero, Lilian Blanc, Michel Waisman, Haroldo Ferrari, Ivo Muller and Thaya Perez
Moderation: Dirceu Alves Jr., Hugo Hamilton, Beatriz Kopschitz Bastos and André Garolli

November 03, 2010
Descendo da perna-de-pau: Yeats e o Abbey Theatre, by Aideen Howard
(Translation: Maria Rita Drumond Viana)

Direction: Luiz Fernando Ramos
Light Designer: Lúcia Galvão
Cast: Thiago Amaral, Maria Amélia Farah and Paula Picarelli
Moderation: Gabriela Mellão, Aideen Howard, Maria Rita Drumond Viana and Luiz Fernando Ramos

November 10, 2010
Sem Saída, by Mary Raftery
(Translation: Alinne Fernandes)

Direction: Laerte Mello
Cast: Alexandre Ogata, Daniela Theller, Laerte Mello, Lécio Rabello, Plínio Soares, Renata Asperi, Roney Facchini and Vinícius Meloni
Moderation: José Cetra, Alinne Fernandes, Laerte Mello, Emilie Pine and Sheila Ahern

November 17, 2010
Garantido!, by Colin Murphy
(Translation: Leonor Cione)

Direction: André Acioli
Cast: Fause Haten, Felipe Hintze, Jonatan Harold, Nilton Bicudo, Raphael Gama, Rubens Caribé and Tatiana Montagnoli
Moderation: Ubiratan Brasil, Colin Murphy, André Acioli and Beatriz Kopschitz Bastos

November 24, 2010
Titanic: cenas de um inquérito,
by Owen McCafferty
(Translation: Fernanda Verçosa)

Direction: Peter Harris
Cast: Bruno Perillo, Chico Cardoso, Eliseu Paranhos, George Passos, Julio Cesar Pompeo, Paulo Bordhin and Walter Breda
Moderation: Murilo Bonfim, Owen McCafferty, Fernanda Verçosa, Peter Harris and Mark Phelan

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