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below is a list of Tiago Rodrigues's plays - click on a Play Title for more information
'Once 10 people know a poem by heart, there's nothing the KGB, the CIA or the Gestapo can do about it. It will survive.' - George Steiner In By Heart, Portuguese playwright and actor Tiago Rodrigues teaches a poem to 10 volunteers. These people have not seen the performance before and they have no idea which text they will learn, by heart, in front of the audience. As he leads them through the poem, Rodrigues recalls stories of his grandmother, who is losing her sight and with it the ability to read, along with stories of writers and characters from books that are connected to them both. Unlikely associations emerge - between Nobel Prize winner Boris Pasternak, a cook from the north of Portugal and a Dutch television show - and the mystery behind the chosen poem begins to unravel. By Heart is about the importance of communication, of how words and ideas are stowed away and smuggled through our memories, our minds and our hearts. It's about theatre as a safe house for forbidden texts - a guarantee of civilisation and resistance even in the most barbaric and desolate times. Production: Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, after an original creation by the company Mundo Perfeito.
Written and Performed by Tiago Rodrigues Text with fragments and quotes by writers including: William Shakespeare, Ray Bradbury, George Steiner, Joseph Brodsky English translation: Tiago Rodrigues, revised by Joana Frazao
Smock Alley Theatre, Main Space, Dublin 24 Sep 2015
Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, Portugal as part of Dublin Theatre Festival
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