Dirce Waltrick do Amarante
Peças sintéticas [Synthetic Plays]; 2009

Katarina Kartonera; Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil


Includes short plays and an operetta libretto.

Includes bibliographical references.

Hand-sewn into hand-painted corrugated cardboard covers.


In 1915, the Italian Futurist writer Filippo Tommaso Marientti, issued the manifesto “The Synthetic Futurist Theatre.” He aimed to create an “atechnical, dynamic, autonomous, alogical, and unreal” synthetic,” i.e., “very short” theater that would manage to “squeeze into a few minutes, a few words and a few gestures countless situations, sensibilities, ideas, feelings, facts and symbols.” Dirce Waltrick do Amarante takes up Marinetti’s challenge in this series of microtheater pieces and an operetta libretto. 


Essayist, translator and writer, Waltrick do Amarante is a professor in the Performing Arts Program at UFSC and in the Graduate Program  in Translation Studies (UFSC). She has published literary translations and books on translation, literary theory, theater, and children’s and young adult literature.She co-edits the arts and culture journal “Qorpus” (ISSN 2237-0617). She won the Jabuti prize, Brazil’s most prestigious literary prize, for her translations of James Joyce. She sits on the editorial board of Katarina Kartonera.