Visoes de Febre

Written: 1994

Locomotiva Theatre Co, Lisbon

This was performed in Portuguese in Lisbon, but has never been produced in English.

It’s the story of a very wonderful Portuguese poet, Florbela Espanca, who was notorious in the 1920’s for her multiple marriages and who finally killed herselin 1930.

She’s incredibly well known in Portugal and Brazil, and unknown here. I created the play largely out of her letters and poems: it sold out the Gulbenkian Theatre in Lisbon.