PRAISE OF MADNESS, by A Barraca
October 28 | 9:30 pm
Location: Lagos Cultural Center – Duval Pestana Auditorium
Org.: CM Lagos
Class age: M12
Ticket: €10 (the usual discounts apply) available at the reception of the Cultural Center or through Ticketline
Event as part of the 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Centro Cultural de Lagos
Erasmo de Rotterdam’s essay “Elogio da Loucura” gives the title to the new creation of A Barraca, a staging by Hélder Mateus Costa and Maria do Céu Guerra. First published in 1511, “Praise of Madness” is considered, in the history of European thought, one of the most influential works of Western civilization and a stimulus for the Protestant Reformation that took place in Europe in the 16th century, a movement initiated by the Christian monk German Martin Luther, in 1515, when he began to contest abuses and disagreements in the Catholic Church.