Nelson Rodrigues Festival: Brazil’s Master of Tragedy to be Staged in the Land of Shakespeare

"Considering the current political situation in Brazil and abroad my father's works are more up to date than ever," says Sonia Rodrigues

By Harold Emert

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The "Nelson Rodrigues Festival in the UK" will stage three of the playwright's seventeen plays including "The Wedding Dress" ("Vestido de Noiva;" 1943), "Family Album” and "Pardon Me for Betraying You" as well as feature four readings of his still shocking tragedies in productions by a company called " Turbilhão de Letras."

Publications of seven plays in translation by Oberon Books will also accompany the Festival. On display in London as well will be the author's typewriter, eyeglasses, suits, love letters and portraits by his good friend the renowned Brazilian artist . . .

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