Recite: Fernando Pessoa and heteronyms
Proponent: Carlos Roberto Escouto
Project timeline: 03/05/2022 - 04/05/2022
History: Fernando Pessoa, poet, playwright, philosopher, writer among other functions was perhaps the most important Portuguese literary artist of the nineteenth century. His work spans the ages and to this day is widely discussed in academia and consumed and referenced by the literary community. Fernando Pessoa also wrote through heteronyms. Authors that he created himself and signed as authors of the works to differentiate his poetic style, they are: Álvaro de Campos, Ricardo Reis and Alberto Caeiro.
TITLE: "Recita: Fernando Pessoa and heteronyms
OBJECTIVE: The proponent intends to create a channel for the interpretation of classic poetry from world literature. In this first moment, the chosen author will be Fernando Pessoa and his heteronyms. This month, the proponent will select 4 poems by the author and will do an interpretation work reciting the selected poems. Releasing a video every 7 days, the proponent intends to give accessibility to the canon literature of Fernando Pessoa reciting through interpretation 4 classic poems of the author giving a peculiar theatrical sense to the literature of the author.
Video 1: ''Straight Line Poem
Poem in a Straight Line
I have never known anyone who has been beaten up.
All my acquaintances have been champions at everything.
And me, so often cheap, so often dirty, so often vile,
I so often unaccountably parasitic,
I, who so often have not had the patience to take a bath,
I, who so often have been ridiculous, Absurd,
Who have publicly rolled my feet in the carpet of etiquette,
Who have been grotesque, petty, submissive, and arrogant,
That I’ve been beaten down and shut up,
That when I have not been silent, I have been even more ridiculous;
I, who have been comical to the hotel maids,
I, who have felt the wink of the freight boys,
I, who have done financial shame, borrowing without paying,
I, who, when the time of the punch came, have crouched
Out of the possibility of the punch;
I, who have suffered the anguish of ridiculous little things,
I find that I have no peer in all this world.
Everyone I know who talks to me
Never had a ridiculous act, never suffered swaddling,
Never been anything but princes - all of them princes - in life.
I wish I could hear someone’s human voice
That would confess, not a sin, but an infamy;
That tells, not a violence, but a cowardice!
No, they are all the Ideal, if I hear them and they speak to me.
Who is there in this wide world who will confess to me that he was once vile?
O princes, my brothers,
Arre, I’ve had enough of demigods!
Where are there people in the world?
So am I the only one who is vile and wicked on this earth?
The women may not have loved them,
they may have been betrayed - but ridiculous never!
And I, who have been ridiculous without having been betrayed,
How can I speak to my superiors without flinching?
I, who have been vile, literally vile,
Vile in the mean and infamous sense of vileness.
Video 2: "Autopsychography
The poet is a pretender
He pretends so completely
That he even pretends it’s pain
The pain he really feels.
And those who read what he writes
Feel the pain they read,
Not the two he had
But only the one they don’t have.
And so on the wheel’s troughs
Spins, entertaining reason,
That winding train
Which is called the heart.
Video 3: "All the Love Letters
All love letters…
All love letters are
They wouldn’t be love letters if they weren’t
I have also written love letters in my time,
like the others,
Love letters, if there is love
Have to be
But, after all,
Only creatures who have never written
Are the ones who are
I wish in the days when I could write
Without even noticing
The truth is that today
Of those love letters
Are that they are
(All the odd words,
Like feelings that are ludicrous
Video 4: ''Lisbon Revisited
No: I don’t want anything
I already said I don’t want anything.
Don’t give me any conclusions!
The only conclusion is to die.
Don’t bring me aesthetics!
Don’t talk to me about morals!
Get metaphysics out of me!
Don’t preach complete systems to me, don’t line up conquests
Of sciences (of sciences, my God, of sciences!) -
Of sciences, of arts, of modern civilization!
What harm have I done to all the gods?
If you have the truth, keep it!
I am a technician, but I have technique only within technique.
Outside of that, I’m crazy, with every right to be.
With every right to be one, you hear?
Don’t bother me, for God’s sake!
Did you want me married, futile, everyday and taxable?
Did you want me to be the opposite of this, the opposite of anything?
If I were anyone else, I would please you all.
So, as I am, have patience!
Go to hell without me,
Or let me go to the devil alone!
Why should we go together?
Don’t take my arm!
I don’t like being held. I want to be alone.
I said I’m alone!
Ah, what a nuisance to want me to be company!
Oh, blue sky - the same one as in my childhood -
Eternal truth, empty and perfect!
Oh soft ancient and mute Tagus
O small truth where the sky is reflected!
O sorrow revisited, Lisbon of yesteryear and today!
You give me nothing, you take away nothing, you are nothing that I feel.
Leave me alone! I won’t be late, I’ll never be late…
And while the Abyss and the Silence are late, I want to be alone!
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The project will take place from March 1st to March 31st. The production will have some stages until the publication of the videos, they are: 1 - memorization of the texts. 2 - rehearsal of the texts. 3 - recording. 4 - video editing. 5 - Divulgation. 6 - publishing the videos. The stage of disclosure will occur at all times until before the disclosure showing the backstage of the construction of the videos and rehearsals of the actor. The stages of memorization and rehearsals will take place between March 1st and March 14th. The recording is scheduled to take place on the 15th. The videos will be edited until 03/21 and published on 03/23, 03/25, 03/27 and 03/29.
This project is intended to be continued, that is, every month will be proposed the work of theatrical interpretation reciting poetry of specific authors of world and Brazilian literature. It is also intended to bring the general public closer to literature through the interpretation of poetry. Through interpretation, we create a specific non-conventional language to work with literature and generate literary access to the general public. It is also important to highlight that the interpretations will be available for free on the youtube channel Gambiarra Near, making this channel also a future reference for the consumption of literary arts on youtube. In addition to youtube, the dissemination and sharing of these works will be given by platforms; facebook, instagram and twitter Gambiarra, the proponent and partners of DAO Gambiarra.
Access to the art of literature except through the Internet is less and less stimulated by the school network, for example. In Brazil, the discipline of arts is gradually reducing its number of hours in school. Apart from this, spreading the arts through different channels achieves the goal of stimulating artistic accessibility by people. By mixing Literature and Theater, the project contemplates this objective and guarantees permanent and free access to any public of the artistic segment of literature. Furthermore, the proposal aims to be continuous; poems interpreted theatrically will be worked on monthly, providing continuous accessibility to the literary art.
The dissemination will be all online through the sites; discord.com /gambiarra, member group telegram channel ‘‘Gambiarra’’, facebook, instagram and twitter of invited members of DAO Gambiarra and the proponent. Not only the artistic videos will be disclosed, but the entire disclosure of the rehearsal process, construction and completion of the videos.
budget: USD 500 in NEAR (maximum amount)
500 USD - Carlos Roberto Escouto for the tasks: beginning, middle, and end of the whole project
payment portfolio: escouto.near
payment USD 500 NEAR
Carlos Escouto (@ciclanocarlos) • Fotos e vídeos do Instagram
Theater teacher graduated from the Federal University of Pelotas.
Cultural Producer since 2018.
President of the municipal council of culture of Santa Cruz do Sul.