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A expressão das emoções | LED – Viagem ao interior num computador

A expressão das emoções | LED – Viagem ao interior num computador

Mário Montenegro


This volume gathers the texts The expression of the emotions (2014) and LED – Inner voyage in a computer (2006). Two plays inspired by scientific themes, written and set to stage by Mario Montenegro. In both cases we stand before a writing that experiments and makes way through the dialog between art and science, in the first case, speculating on the classification of human emotions, an effort began by physiologists and naturalists in the 19th century; in the second case calling on the inner workings of a digital computer, an apparatus born of the 20th century and which came to redefine the limits of human experience. The creation process implied the cooperation between researchers and artists, confirming the unique role that both the author and Marionet as a company play in Portugal regarding science-themed theatre and drama.

Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra (Collection: Dramaturgias)

Mário Montenegro

Mário Montenegro was born in 1970, in Porto. He is a stage director, actor, playwright, researcher, and professor. He is a founding member and artistic director of Marionet, where he directed 37 shows and regularly intervenes as both actor and playwright. He has published the plays “Revolução dos Corpos Celestes” (MAFIA, 2006), “Encontro em Possível” (CETUP, 2006), “A Expressão das Emoções” and “LED” (Coimbra University Press, 2018), as well as two translations, “Sr. de Chimpanzé” by Jules Verne (Marionet, 2010) and “Cálculo” by Carl Djerassi (Coimbra University Press, 2011). As a researcher, he is an integrated member of CEIS20 – Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Coimbra and is interested in the intersections between Performing Arts and Science. He is a Guest Professor in the Artistic Studies course at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra in the field of Theatre and Performing Arts Studies.

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