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DescriptionProdigal son, Osvald Alving returns home to his parents with an “infection”, a disease that engenders phantasmagorias. In his presence, the shadows of a set of “old-fashioned attitudes and dead beliefs” thicken, the “spectres” that poison the present and mortgage the possibilities of the future. Circumscribed to a dark place where no one leaves or enters, the characters of Specters (1881), by the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, live “afraid of the light”, unhappy with the strangulation of their affective lives, eager for a vital impulse that frees them from an existence governed by conservatism and the omnipresence of money. “With Ibsen,” wrote George Steiner, “the history of the theater begins anew. This is enough to make him the most important dramatist since Shakespeare and Racine.” The director Nuno Cardoso inscribes it in the repertoire of this National Theatre, in a programmatic gesture that is important to underline. “What do we inherit?” asks Helene Alving, Osvald's mother. We inherited a force from the past, so strong and persistent that it continues to echo in our “few and soulless” days.
VenueTeatro Carlos Alberto, Rua Oliveiras 43, Porto, Portugal
First Date20th May 2021
Opening Night20th May 2021
Last Date6th June 2021
Primary GenreTheatre
Secondary Genre
    • Drama
526981Carvalho , JoanaJoana Carvalho379Actor
526983Leite, MariaMaria Leite379Actor
526982Melo, JoãoJoão Melo379Actor
526980Santos, AfonsoAfonso Santos379Actor
526984Santos, MarioMario Santos379Actor
526985Santos, RodrigoRodrigo Santos379Actor
434729Cardoso, NunoNuno Cardoso375Director
434732Correia, José ÁlvaroJosé Álvaro Correia (Jose Olvaro Correia)380Lighting Designer
516389Oliveira, João, Ricardo BarrosJoão Ricardo Barros Oliveira391Musical Director
426902Ibsen, Henrik JohanHenrik Johan Ibsen386Playwright
526952Janic, SusanaSusana Janic378Translator
Production NationalityPortugal
Performance languagePortuguese
Event Identifier101624
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