10 August 2020


(A Play in St. Manman's Church, Clonaslee)

"Morte e Vida Severina" (translated in part by Elizabeth Bishop as "The Death and Life of Severino"), by João Cabral de Melo Neto, his most famous work, is a long narrative poem (in most editions over 80 pages long) that describes the life of a poor rural man in the dry northeastern part of Brazil and his migration to the city.  The main character, Severino, whose name works as an adjective to his own life, represents every person who inhabits that region and suffers from its misery.

João Cabral de Melo Neto (January 9, 1920 – October 9, 1999) was a Brazilian poet and diplomat, and one of the most influential writers in late Brazilian modernism. He was awarded the 1990 Camões Prize and the 1992 Neustadt International Prize for Literature, the only Brazilian poet to receive such award to date. He was considered until his death a perennial competitor for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

SEVERINO is a play in 2 Acts, with music, Featuring The Clodiagh Players and directed by Father Tommy O'Reilly in St. Manman's Church, Clonaslee next weekend.

on Fri. 12th. Oct. at 8:00 p.m. and Sun. 14th. Oct. at 7:00 p.m.

Adm. €10/€8

Booking and information: 085 7831104