Our work’s proposed approach to
Aristophanes’ text “The Birds” is based on the existing compatibility
between the subject of such allegory and the politico-social reality of
our country. In both cases, we are dealing with the utopia
of attempting to change and falling on the cyclical inefficiency created
by human frailty. We plan to show
our thoughts through a typically Brazilian celebration, i.e. carnival.
This manifestation is similar
in nature to the Greek Theater, in that it is a party for large
audiences. Thus, the scenic space chosen will be Rio de Janeiro’s
Sambódromo (the Apotheosis Square). The play will take at a specific
section of this venue and, based on a samba school structure, there will be presentation’s
with allegory cars, samba
(theme sambas) and
costumes. All this based on a puppet show. Our scale model will be mechanized and
manipulated by the group of students.
During the event, we will also present graphic,
and even multimedia materials, so
that the relationship between the set
up envisaged and the audience becomes more instigating and lively.
Cláudia Malaco, Flávia Junqueira, Gabriela Luna, Gisele Caterina,
Luciana Teixeira, Marcello Girotti, Marina Figueiredo, Marina Vizini de
Azevedo, Raquel Santana de Morais,