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GOMES, Angela Maria de Castro. The Writing of History on the Stage Historical Theater and Literary Criticism in the Marquise de Santos. Varia hist. [online]. 2018, vol.34, n.66, pp.669-698. ISSN 0104-8775.

This article intends to accompany the trajectory of the first highly successful historical theater play during the Estado Novo, when a education nationalization campaign was launched, reinforcing cultural policies that favored educational actions using mobilized modern media - such as radio, cinema and theater - capable of reaching a wide and diverse audience. The Marquise de Santos, by Viriato Corrêa, staged by the Dulcina de Moraes Company, was recognized as a play containing popular knowledge and was a great success, both with the public and with the critics. It thereby allows reflections on the action of cultural mediators, such as playwrights and literary and theatrical critics, giving us access to its staging, the reactions of the public, and also to conceptions about the relations between ‘scientific’ history and the teaching of history to the general public.

Keywords : press; historical theater; cultural mediators.

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