Three Lefty Hours was the first production of Marionet. It’s the result of a co-production with Teatro Académico de Gil Vicente and constituted the debut of Daniil Kharms (1905 – 1942), a Russian writer from the beginning of the 20th century, on a Portuguese stage. Kharms is the author of a vast range of writings in a peculiar style, and most of his work was forbidden in Stalinist Russia at the beginning of the 20th century. His texts began to emerge only in the second half of the 20th century.
Aware of the importance of Daniil Kharms writings in the world of literature, MARIONET wanted to contribute to its diffusion within Portuguese borders. For that reason, and together with the show Three Lefty Hours, a book with the same name was published, containing the texts by Daniil Kharms used in the show, translated by Júlio Henriques, who is also responsible for an introduction to the writer and his universe also included in the book.
Three Lefty Hours has for skeleton 14 short texts by the early 20th century Russian writer Daniil Kharms (1905-1942) grouped in a small chapter of the Great Encyclopedia of Human Stupidity.
Teatro ACERT | Tondela
April 6th and 7th, 2001 | 9:30pm
We often find in Kharms’ writing sequences of unlikely situations, grouped in the same text as normal, everyday situations. In many of his texts, Kharms portrays a reality that seems very odd, where human smallness and defects appear enlarged.
The texts we chose show the unique vision of Kharms on some of the subjects that cross his work: chance, repression, censorship, human curiosity, cruelty, the meanness of human concerns.
By presenting these texts in a contemporary context, we wanted to establish a parallel between the social, political and cultural issues Kharms wrote about at the time (Russia in the 1930s) and the situation we live in now, in Portugal and the world. Kharms gives us his vision of his world, we give our vision of Kharms and our world.
The texts function as scathing criticisms which reveal the cruelty of certain behaviours and ideologies still existing today and, from a pessimistic or realistic point of view, will forever exist in human communities. In a sentence: the subject of this stage production is the small chapter on small defects included in the Great Encyclopaedia of the Human Stupidity.
Stage production built upon texts from Daniil Kharms
Translation Júlio Henriques
Direction Mário Montenegro, Nuno Pinto
Set Design Rita Crespo Sampaio
Wardrobe Maria João Sampaio
Lighting Design Pedro Machado
Stage Photography and Video Registry Nuno Patinho
Cast Mário Montenegro, Nuno Pinto
Marionet | Teatro Académico Gil Vicente
With the Support of
Câmara Municipal de Coimbra
Delegação Regional da Cultura do Centro
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
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- "Três Horas Esquerdas" na estreia da Marionet
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- Três estreias, três horas esquerdas
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- Lutas de esquerda