publication . Article . 2012

Traces of the (M)Other: Deconstructing Hegemonic Historical Narrative In Teat(r)o Oficina Uzyna Uzona's Os Sertões

Patrick Campbell;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jun 2012
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This article focuses on the way in which renowned São Paulo-based theatre company Teat(r)o Oficina Uzyna Uzona deconstructs hegemonic historical narrative in their 2000 - 2007 25 hour-long production of Euclides da Cunha’s seminal Brazilian novel Os sertões (“Rebellion in the Backlands”), an account of the War of Canudos (1896-1897), the first major act of State terrorism carried out by the nascent Brazilian Federal Government on the country’s subaltern population. \ud The Teat(r)o Oficina’s epic adaptation fuses events from the colonial period, the military dictatorship and contemporary 21st Century São Paulo to relate the repetitive cycles of misappropriation,...
Subjects
free text keywords: PN2041, PN2471, Cultural Studies, History
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