By Bonnie S. Wasserman
Lusophone playwrights who wrote lower than repressive regimes and through politically chaotic instances frequently depicted occasions of their countries’ histories that have been oppressive in nature - together with the Inquisition, slavery, and colonialism. utilizing ideas derived from Bertolt Brecht, the playwrights meant to make their audiences reassess not just the motion happening onstage, but in addition its relevance to the modern sociopolitical state of affairs. This attribute might be saw in Brazilian and Portuguese performs written through the Sixties and Seventies, in addition to Angolan performs written within the Nineteen Eighties. The seven dramatic works analyzed during this booklet exemplify how modern Lusophone playwrights painting topics of previous oppression to covertly talk about political repression and the seeds of civil wars within the moment half the 20th century.
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