The Stage of Mars: Representations of the First World War and Its Social Effects on Portuguese Dramaturgy

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Title
The Stage of Mars: Representations of the First World War and Its Social Effects on Portuguese Dramaturgy
Contributors
Figueiredo, Cláudia (author)
Doi
10.26300/a611-br75
Date Issued
Winter 2013
Abstract
The theme of the First World War and its effects on European arts and literature is a theme that has already been widely explored, most notably in the theatrical field. Taking as its starting point a set of plays written both during the early stages of the war and in the postwar period, this article examines the evolution of attitudes towards the conflict in the dramaturgy produced in Portugal, paying particular attention to two main areas of influence: the traumatic nature of the conflict and the specificities of the national historical context.
O tema da Primeira Grande Guerra e dos seus efeitos foi por toda a Europa amplamente explorado na arte e na literatura, tendo tido significativa expressão na área do teatro. Partindo de um conjunto de peças escritas na fase inicial da guerra e na pós-guerra, este artigo tem como principal objectivo propor uma leitura da evolução das atitudes face ao conflito na dramaturgia em Portugal. Esta leitura contempla duas ordens de razões: a natureza traumática da conflagração e as especificidades do contexto histórico nacional.
Keywords
World War, 1914-1918
Mass media and war
War propaganda
Theater and society
War and theater
Extent
pp. 74-92

Citation

Figueiredo, Cláudia, "The Stage of Mars: Representations of the First World War and Its Social Effects on Portuguese Dramaturgy" (2013). e-Journal of Portuguese History. Brown Digital Repository. Brown University Library. https://doi.org/10.26300/a611-br75

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