Bernard Shaw in Brazil

Bernard Shaw in Brazil

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In 1927, the first production of Pygmalion was staged in Brazil. At the time, over 65 per cent of the adult Brazilian population was illiterate, which makes it all the more surprising that directors and producers dared to stage such a controversial playwright ? a writer who had often been rejected by the more sophisticated theatregoer in England.

This book analyses the reception of almost a century of Brazilian productions of Pygmalion, My Fair Lady, Arms and the… (more)