"María Bonita / Calvorota y el bufón or Pim y Theo", by Mei Oulund, Søren Valente.
María Bonita, protagonist of the work of Søren Valente Ovesen, is the wife of a humble shoemaker who submits to the powerful. But she is a rebel who is not willing to accept the life of submission to which social rules condemn her. For this reason, he joins Lampião and his band of outlaws with whom he leads a life of robberies and murders until they manage to capture them. In Brazil in the 30s of the last century, Maria Bonita and Lampião became authentic myths for the poor.
Mei Oulund Ipsen presents us in Calvorota and the buffoon the story of Pim Fortuyn and Theo van Gogh, two characters as controversial as famous at the end of the 20th century in Holland. Both defended freedom of expression with all its consequences and both ended up murdered.
From ASSITEJ Spain we continue our efforts to bring readers foreign authors essential. So, we offer two representative texts of contemporary Danish dramaturgy for young people. These are two internationally recognized works that feature as rebellious protagonists who fought against social conventions, unique characters, idolized and rejected, who ended up executed.
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