Gulliver

10 – 11 September 2022

Synopsis

The texts of the Irishman Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), despite being controversial, would make his name world famous, and The Gulliver Travels of 1726, originally published anonymously, is an exponent of that popularity, establishing itself as a work of universal literature. Through an imaginary journey, Swift drew a portrait of the societies of his time, particularly Great Britain, which, above all, provoked in him an irresistible urge to leave. A satire on human nature, on the costs of the longing for progress, and also on travel literature, then considered a minor genre, Gulliver, Swift claimed, was written not to amuse people but to question their consciences. Published seven years after Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, Gulliver questioned what perhaps shouldn’t be so highly valued – such as the colonizing drive that, at the time, was still confused with what was considered the most important quest: that of bringing a civilization to meet the “barbarians.” Perhaps not by chance, Gulliver always comes across fully established societies, rather than deserted islands.

Lemuel Gulliver, surgeon and castaway, wakes up in Lilliput, where the minuscule size of its inhabitants seems to make his discussions and concerns ridiculous. A second journey takes him to the realm of giants, where again size gives him another perspective on human behavior. But there is more.

Ticket prices

4 – 10€

Venue

Teatro Municipal Sá de Miranda – Experimental Room

Date

10 and 11 September 2022

Showtime

Saturday
17h00

Friday
11h00

Running time

50 minutes (approx.)

Age Rating

6+

Production

CTA – Companhia de Teatro de Almada

Credits

Text
A partir do romance de Jonathan Swift

Staging 
Teresa Gafeira

Scenography
José Manuel Castanheira

Cast
Anabela Ribeiro, Carolina Dominguez, João Maionde e Marco Trindade

Light Design 
José Carlos Nascimento

Sound Design 
Andreia Mendrico

Original Music
Inês Proença

Scenography Assistance 
Ambra Orlandelli e Sara Brandt

Assembly Direction
Guilherme Frazão

Scenery Assembly 
Carlos Janeiro, Daniel Polho, Filipe Neves, Ivan Teixeira, Lucas Silva e Paulo Horta