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Andrade Franco, Aluísio Jorge (Andrade, Jorge)

Born: 1922 AD
Died: 1984 AD, at 61 years of age.

Nationality: Brazilian
Categories: Playwrights

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1922 - Born on April 21st in Barretos, Brazil. He was one of the most powerful playwrights within the wave of theatrical renewal that began in Brazil.

1954 - He staged 'O faqueiro de prata' (“The Silver Cutlery”) and 'O telescópio' (“The Telescope”).

1955 - Andrade came even more forcefully to public attention with 'A moratória' (“The Moratorium”).

1964 - In 'Vereda da salvação' (“The Path of Salvation”), he vividly depicted the delirium and destruction of a group of religious mystics at the hands of the authorities.

1967 - Among his later plays, 'Pedreira das almas' (“Quarry of the Souls”) and 'Rasto atrás' (“The Road Back”) are the strongest in terms of dramatic effect.

1970 - Andrade won the Molière Prize for the three-play cycle 'Marta, A árvore' (“The Tree”), and 'O relógio' (“The Watch”).

1984 - Died on March 13th in São Paulo.

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