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Andrade Franco, Aluísio Jorge

Born: 1922 AD
Died: 1984 AD
Nationality: Brazilian
Categories: Playwrights

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.