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Malignant Humour – Companhia Maior

Humor Maligno © Companhia Maior | Fotografia de Bruno Simão

Humor Maligno © Companhia Maior | Fotografia de Bruno Simão

©Companhia Maior | Fotografia de Bruno Simão

 

Show included in the Plateia Atlântica
Lisbon, Ibero-American Capital of Culture, 2017, Programme

In 1782, a widow, whom History has recorded just simply as Mrs. Fitzherbert, died from laughing continuously for more than 24 hours after attending a performance of The Beggar’s Opera at a London theatre. Seated in the stalls, she began laughing uncontrollably when a transvestite actor came onto the stage playing the part of Polly Peachum.
The obituary published in The Gentleman’s Magazine reported that the woman was unable to get the image of this theatrical figure out of her mind and entered into such a state of hysteria that her laughter lasted from that Wednesday night until the Friday morning, when she finally died. This phenomenon is known as fatal hilarity.
In 1939, a year when it seemed that no one wished/was able to laugh, André Breton published the first version of the Anthology of Black Humour, thus coining a term that allows us to laugh at the misfortune of others (or just at misfortune itself), in which we experience uproarious laughter together with a feeling of discomfort, frequently at the same time.
Laughter hurts.
And this is what we mean by Malignant Humour. It is the humour of the gallows.


Text Hugo van der Ding and Pedro Zegre Penim
Director Pedro Zegre Penim
Costumes Joana Barrios
Set design Bárbara Falcão Fernandes
Lighting Daniel Worm d’Assumpção
Cast Companhia Maior

Cast of Companhia Maior
Show included in the Plateia Atlântica – Lisbon, Ibero-American Capital of Culture Programme


Production | CCB


18 and 20 november 2017 | 09:00PM
19 november 2017 | 04:00PM

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