Diálogo no Pântano (Dialogue in the marsh)


Diálogo no Pântano (Dialogue in the marsh)


Diálogo no Pântano (Dialogue in the marsh) (1997)

Original soundtrack for the theater play by Marguerite Yourcenar.

Directed by Marco Antonio Machado – Belo Horizonte, MG.

Music by Antonio Celso Ribeiro

Voice: Conceição Nicolau & Sandro Assunção

“Dialogue in the marsh” is an adaptation Belgian novelist Marguerite Yourcenar’s book “Le dialogue dans le marécage” from 1930. The story was inspired by four verses by Dante Alighieri which alludes to Lady Pia Tolomei, a noble woman from Siena who was locked up by her jealous husband, Sire Laurent, in a dirt castle surrounded by a marsh and abandoned to her fate 12 years ago.

Sire Laurent, now old and repentant, sells his possessions giving everything to the poor and escorted by a monk, decides to end his days in a Monastery. On his way to Santiago de Compostela, he seeks the marshy castle where he imprisoned his wife and whose exact location he does not even remember… He will find his wife, but he can’t remember her face. He doubts if she is real or a ghost…

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