Agenda Municipal / Theatre Fear and Misery of the Third Reich

Thu 22 and Fri 23 Feb
Casa das Artes programme


Casa das Artes | Grand auditorium – 21h30

Admission: 4 euros. Students, Cultural Quadrilateral Card and Seniors (aged 65 and over): 2 euros | Rating: M/14 | Running time: 80 min

Fear and Misery of the Third Reich is a play written by Bertolt Brecht between 1935 and 1943. It premiered in Paris in 1938 with eight scenes. Over the next few years, Brecht added more scenes, bringing the total to 35. The exercise presented here brings together some of them, carefully and intentionally chosen by the students and the director.
Each scene is preceded by a poem or commentary on daily life under the Nazi regime and shows how the dictatorship, imposed by the German regime, penetrated all social classes and areas of life, spreading fear and mistrust.  In his review of the premiere of Terror and Misery in the Third Reich, which is the first published essay on this play, Walter Benjamin defines Brecht as "a specialist in starting from scratch".
At the moment in which we unfortunately find ourselves worldwide - in which we are returning to the mistakes of yesteryear, perpetuating stigmas, prejudices, fears, terrors and misery - we have never thought it more opportune to revisit this play.

Technical data
Text: “Furcht und Elend des Dritten Reiches” by Bertolt Brecht
Translation: António Conde
Setage: Manuel Tur 
Cast: Rita Neves, André Leite, Beatriz Dinis, Catarina Pereira, Daniel Siqueira, Diana Sá, Diana Ferreira, Diana Gandra, Inês Andrade, Lara Cardoso, Lary, Margarida Silva, Maria Camões, Sofia Cunha, Mariana Meireles, Mónica Sofia, Paula Ribeiro, Rúben Ferreira and Simão Ferreira. 
Stage design: Ana Gormicho
Costumes and props: Ana Isabel Nogueira
Costume and Props Assistance: Maria Inês Campos
Light design: Cárin Geada
Light operation: to be determined
Sound Design and Sound Design: João Félix
Sound operation: Tomé Lopes 
Musical Support: Tiago Simães
Stage Photography: José Caldeira
Hair: José Resende
Poster Photography: Daniel Rodrigues 
Production Manager: Glória Cheio
Production: Rui Bezerra
Production Assistant: Jorge Azevedo


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