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Best-seller Books, Plays and Movies

By Brazzil Magazine

PLAYS

RIO

Opereta—O Homem Que Sabia Português (Operetta—The Man Who Knew
Portuguese)—Comedy. Written by Tim Rescala, directed by Chico Pelúcio, with
Maurício Tizumba, Regina Spósio, and Marina Machado. A fortyish Portuguese teacher tries
to find a wife though the newspaper personals. Teatro Villa Lobos

Ensaio para Danton (Rehearsal for Danton)—Drama. Written by Georg
Büchner, directed by Márcio Marciano and Sérgio de Carvalho, with Companhia do Latão.
Adapted from The Death of Danton, which occurs during the French Revolution. Teatro
CCBB.

Atédaquiámilanos (See You in One Thousand Years)—Tragicomedy.
Written by Gustavo Rizzoti, directed by Gustavo Rizzoti, with Frederico Magella, Gustavo
Rizzotti. For two months a young man locks himself in his apartment.

Se o Meu Ponto G Falasse (If My G-Spot Could Talk)—Comedy. Written
by Heloísa Migliavacca and Patsy Cecato, directed by Júlio Conte, with Patsy Cecato and
Heloísa Migliavacca. Two girl friends though her conversation give a glimpse on the
different phases on women’s lives.

Calíngualá—Comedy. Collective creation. Directed by Ivan de
Albuquerque, with Leyla Ribeiro and Camilla Caputti. Among the main themes approached:
police violence, homosexuality and marriage. Teatro Rubens Corrêa.

Estrelas do Princípio ao Fim (Stars from the Beginning to
End)—Musical comedy. Two actors present eight different characters, who muse about
the life of the artist. Another collective creation. Myrian Pérsia directs. With Jorge
Azevedo and Veluma. Teatro Serrador.

Sexo (Sex)—Comedy. A group plays with sex and has lots of fun.
Written, directed and interpreted by Cia. de Comédia Os Melhores do Mundo. Teatro dos
Grandes Atores.

Ópera do Malandro (The Scoundrel Opera)—Musical. Cariocas showing
off their roguery abilities. Written by Chico Buarque de Hollanda, directed by Cláudio
Feliciano, with the group Cabeça de Prata. UFF Theater.

Aldir Blanc, um Cara Bacana (Aldir Blanc, a Nice Fellow)—|Musical.
The Bohemian, who loves bars, women, and soccer. Written and directed by Cláudio Tovar,
with Lucinha Lins. Teatro Abel.

Os Sete Gatinhos (The Seven Kittens)—Typical feuilleton by Nélson
Rodrigues. Directed by Moacyr Góes, with Natália Lage and André Valli. Father goes up
the wall when he finds out that his younger daughter

Silene lost her virginity to a gigolo who is also the lover of his older daughter.
Teatro Leblon.

Alice Através do Espelho (Alice Through the Mirror)—Based on Lewis
Carroll’s story. Directed by Paulo de Moraes, with ensemble Armazém de Teatro. In a
mobile labyrinth Carroll and Alice share their hallucinations with the public. Fundição
Progresso.

À Meia-Noite Chuparei o Teu Sangue (At Midnight I Will Suck Your
Blood)—Comedy. Written by Anselmo Prado, directed by Frederico D’Amico, with Abílio
Campos and Cléo Funke. Vampire lusting for the blood of a nephew. Teatro Galeria.

SÀO
PAULO

A Filosofia na Alcova—Peça Destinada a Educação de Mocinhas (The
Philosophy in the Alcove—Play Intended for Educating Young Ladies)—Comedy. Based
on Marquis de Sade, directed by Marcelo Marcus Fonseca, with Carolina Gonzalez, Daniel
Gaggini, and Cibele Forjaz. A very experienced woman in the ways of sex decides to
initiate a young lady into the world of licentiousness. Teatro Oficina.

Acordes Celestinos (Celestino Harmonies)Musical Comedy.
Written by José Rubens Chachá, directed by José Rubens Chachá and Ary França, with
Gérson de Abreu, José Rubens Chachá, and Ângela Dip. Singer Vicente Celestino meets in
heaven Carmem Miranda and Francisco Alves. The three of them want a chance to go back to
earth, but this is only one opening. Teatro Arthur Azevedo

A Desgraça Adora Companhia (Disgrace Loves Company)—Comedy. Written
by Paulo Rogério Lopes, directed by Luiz Damasceno, with Antônio Farias, Caco Mattos,
Angella Simoneti and Marcos Ferraz. Locked in a mental hospital a former genius girl now
turned into an alcoholic reminisces.

Bailei na Curva (I Danced at the Curve)—Drama. Directed by Carmo
Tavares, with Persona group. How peoples’ lives are changed by history. Teatro João
Caetano

Se Essa Rua… (If this Street…)—Comedy. Directed by Tiche Vianna,
with students of EAD (School of Dramatic Arts) and ECA (School of Communications and
Arts). Two rival businessmen hire a detective to prevent their children from dating each
other. USP (Universidade de São Paulo) Teatro Laboratório.

O Guardião do Túmulo (The Grave Keeper)—Drama. Based on a Kafka
text, directed by Eduardo Cabús, with Antônio Soler, Harold Ferrari, and Victor Paes. A
debate about power and the way it is used by people.

O Homem Que Sabia Português (The Man Who Knew Portuguese)—Musical.
Directed by Chico Pelúcio with Tim Rescala, Marina Machado, Maurício Tizumba, and Regina
Spósito. A teacher, his maid and their love life. Tom Brasil.

Cacilda!—Dramedy. Written and directed by José Celso Martinez
Corrêa, with Leona Cavalli and Renée Gummie. The story of Brazilian theater though the
eyes of virtuoso actress Cacilda Becker. Teatro Oficina.

Corpo a Corpo (Body to Body)—Written by Oduvaldo Viana Filho,
directed by Eduardo Tolentino de Araújo, with Zé Carlos Machado. Adman in conflict with
his convictions and the values of world he lives in. Teatro Aliança Francesa

Somos Irmãs (We Are Sisters)—Musical. Written by Sandra Louzada,
directed by Ney Matogrosso and Cininha de Paula, with Nicette Bruno, Suely Franco, and
Beth Goulart. The life story of famous radio era singers Linda e Dircinha Batista. Teatro
Cultura Artística.

MOVIES

Just-released
American movies:

Wild Wild West (As Loucas Aventuras de James West), Mr Klein (Cidadão Klein), The Big
Lebowski (O Grande Lebowski), Rugrats (Os Anjinhos), The Spanish Prisoner (A Trapaça),
Tarzan (Tarzan), The Rage of Carrie 2 (A Maldição de Carrie), Lock, Stock and Two
Smoking Barrels (Jogos, Trapaças e Dois Canos Fumegantes), My Favorite Martian (Meu
Marciano Favorito), The Corruptor(O Corruptor), A Destiny of Her Own (Em Luta Pelo Amor),
Go (Vamos Nessa), Notting (Go)

Até Que a Vida Nos Separe (Until Life Do Us
Apart)—Brazil/1999—Adventure—Directed by José Zaragoza, with Alexandre
Borges and Júlia Lemmertz. Five friends from São Paulo and their love exploits.

O Viajante (The Traveler)—Brazil/1998—Drama—Directed by
Paulo César Saraceni, with Marília Pêra, Jairo Mattos, Leandra Leal, and Míriam
Pérsia. How the arrival of a salesman changes the life of a Minas Gerais state little
town.

Notting Hill (Um Lugar Chamado Notting Hill)—England/1999—How a
chance encounter between the most famous Hollywood star and a businessman changes their
lives. Directed by Roger Michell, with Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant.

Ayeneh (O Espelho)—Iran/1997—Drama—Girl
decides to perambulate through the streets of Teheran when her mother does not come on
time to pick her up at school. By Jafar Panahi, with Ymina Mohammed-Khani.

No Se Lo Digas a Nadie (Não Conte a Ninguém)—Peru/1998—Drama—
Directed by Francisco J. Lombardi, with Christian Meier, Lúcia Jiménez, and Santiago
Magill. Middle-class youngster gets involved with drugs while trying to find his own
identity.

Le Temps Retrouvé (O Tempo Redescoberto)—France/1998—Drama—On
his death bed Marcel Proust reminisces about his life. Directed by Raoul Ruiz, with
Emanuelle Béart, Catherine Deneuve, and John Malkovich.

Réquiem (Réquiem: Um Encontro com Fernando Pessoa)—Switzerland,
France, Portugal/1997—Drama—directed by Alain Tanner, with Francis Frappat,
Andre Marcon, and Alexandre Zloto. Life starts changing when Paul meets in Lisbon with
poet Fernando Pessoa’s ghost.

Outras Estórias (Other
Stories)—Brazil/1999—Drama—Directed by Pedro Bial, with Cacá Carvalho,
Giulia Gam , and Juca de Oliveira. Based on Guimarães Rosa’s short stories.

Orfeu (Orpheus)—Brazil/1998—Drama. Remake of Marcel Camus’s
Oscar winner Black Orpheus. This is the Orpheus myth and his love for Euridice set among
the favela (shantytown) residents in Rio. Based on Orfeu da Conceição, a play by
Vinícius de Moraes. Directed by Carlos Diegues, with Toni Garrido, Patrícia França, and
Murilo Benício.

Um Copo de Cólera (A Glass of
Wrath)—Brasil/1999—Drama—Directed by Aluizio Abranches, with Alexandre
Borges, Julia Lemmertz, Ruth de Souza, and Marieta Severo. He is running away from
society, she is a politically active journalist. Based on Raduan Nassar’s cult book of
same name.

Tiradentes—Brazil/1998—Drama. The story of Joaquim José da
Silva Xavier, Tiradentes, the martyr of the Brazilian independence. Critics have lambasted
the film as a caricature. Directed by Oswaldo Caldeira, with Humberto Martins, Rodolfo
Bottino, and Adriana Esteves.

São Jerônimo (Saint Jerome)—Brazil/1999—Drama. The life of
Saint Jerome and his preaching in the desert. Directed by Júlio Bressane, with Everaldo
Pontes, Hamilton Vaz Pereira and Helena Ignez.

Central do Brasil (Central Station)—Brazil/1998—Drama. A woman
who writes letters to illiterate people for a living together with a little boy goes
looking for his father. Directed by Walter Salles, with Fernanda Montenegro, Vinícius de
Oliveira and Marília Pêra.

BOOKS
Fiction

1 A casa dos budas ditosos, Luxúria, João Ubaldo Ribeiro. Objetiva, R$
19

2 Ramsés, a batalha de Kadesh, Christian Jacq. Bertrand, R$ 30 15

3 O Clube dos anaw6kx, Gula, Luís Fernando Veríssimo. Objetiva, R$ 16.80

4 Homem que matou Getúlio Vargas, Jô Soares. Companhia das Letras, R$
25

5 O fantasma, Danielle Steel. Record, R$ 22

6 A eminência, Morris West. Record, R$ 28

7 O Diário de Bridget Jones , Helen Fielding. Record, R$ 24

8 Conte-me seus sonhos, Sidney Sheldon. Record, R$ 25

9 O Advogado, John Grisham. Rocco, R$ 25

10 Ramsés, o templo de milhões de anos, Christian Jacq. Bertrand, R$ 30

Nonfiction

1 Estação Carandiru, Drauzio Varella. Companhia das Letras, R$ 26

2 O Essencial, Costanza Pascolato. Objetiva, R$ 39

3 A Viagem do descobrimento, Eduardo Bueno. Objetiva, R$ 18

4 Náufragos, traficantes e degredados, Eduardo Bueno. Objetiva, R$ 19.50

5 A casa do Rio Vermelho, Zélia Gattai. Record, R$ 25

6 As Melhores piadas do planeta e da casseta também, vol.2, Casseta e
Planeta. Objetiva, R$ 12

7 Não faça tempestade em copo d’água, Richard Carlson. Rocco, R$ 19.50

8 208 maneiras de deixar um homem louco de desejo, Margot Saint-Loup.
Ediouro, R$ 9.90

9 A última grande lição, Mitch Albom. Sextante, R$ 18

10 203 maneiras de enlouquecer um homem na cama, Olivia Saint Claire.
Ediouro, R$ 10.90

Business

1 Marketing para o século 21, Philip Kotler. Futura, R$ 32.50

2 Você pode negociar qualquer coisa, Herb Cohen e Siu Ching Han. Record,
R$ 19

3 Marketing de Varejo, Alexandre Las Casas. Atlas, R$ 28

4 Marketing para dummies, Alexander Hiam. Campus, R$ 44

5 A empresa na velocidade do pensamento, Bill Gates. Companhia das
Letras, R$ 30

According to Jornal do Brasil, http://www.jb.com.br
 

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