Tiago Rodrigues / Teatro Nacional D. Maria II - ‘By Heart’
© Magda Bizarro
Tue 18.02 - Wed 19.02

Tiago Rodrigues / Teatro Nacional D. Maria II

'By Heart'
Tue 18.02
Wed 19.02
  • Tue 18.02
    20:00 - 21:30
  • Wed 19.02
    20:00 - 21:30

Theatre as a public forum for sharing that what you cannot express in euros or bytes

When Tiago Rodrigues’ grandmother found out she was going blind, she asked him to choose one book that she would then learn by heart. That way, when her vision finally fails her, at least she’ll be able to read this book in her mind. It was during his search for the right book that Rodrigues would come up with the idea for ‘By Heart’. He presents an assortment of stories about his grandmother and about writers and characters from books that, in some way, form a connection between him and his grandmother.

‘By Heart’ is a performance about the importance of oral tradition, the invisible smuggling of words and ideas that only your memory can facilitate. It’s shares a vision of the theatre as a sort of public forum for sharing that which cannot be expressed in metres, euros or bytes.

“‘By Heart’ is een hartverwarmende voorstelling, die de orale traditie in ere herstelt en zelfs politiseert. (...) ‘By Heart’ is een hartverwarmende simpele performance met een grote boodschap”

Moos van den Broek, Theaterkrant.nl

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Tue 18.02 - Wed 19.02 20:00 Minard
€16 / 14 / 12 / 8

in Dutch and English with English surtitles


written & performed by Tiago Rodrigues - text with fragments & quotes by William Shakespeare, Ray Bradbury, George Steiner, Joseph Brodsky, a.o. - set, props & costumes Magda Bizarro - English translation Tiago Rodrigues, revised by Joana Frazão - executive production on the original creation Magda Bizarro, Rita Mendes - a production Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, after an original creation by the company Mundo Perfeito - coproduction O Espaço do Tempo, Maria Matos Teatro Municipal - performance created with the financial support by Governo de Portugal | DGArtes

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