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THEATER

DOM ROBERTO

Traditional Portuguese Puppet Theater

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SYNOPSIS

Able to entertain young and old, Dom Roberto, the hero of these stories, fights giants, monsters, saves princesses and is able to defeat death herself.

The Dom Roberto Theater is part of the imagination of the oldest Portuguese and who still remember the robertos in fairs, pilgrimages, beaches and squares in the country. It already has about 4 centuries of history and has been revitalized today by several companies, including the Valdevinos.

Technique: glove puppets

Age Rating: Over 3 years

Duration: approx. 15 minutes each

TECHNICAL

& ARTISTIC CREW

Author: Teatro Popular Português Puppeteer: Fernando Cunha Doll Building: Ana Pinto Scenarios and Props: Carlos Apolo Martins Joiner: José Arruda Figueiredo Locksmith: Joaquim Guerreiro Research: Valdevinos Graphic / web design: Norma Carvalho Video / Photography: Ricardo Reis Production Director : Ana Pinto Executive Production: Margarida Coelho

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THEATER

DOM ROBERTO

Património Cultural Imaterial de Portugal

The Teatro Dom Roberto or Teatro de Robertos is a traditional Portuguese puppet theater repertoire. Its origin dates back to the 17th century, introduced in Portugal by Italian and French puppeteers, influenced by the Italian Commedia dell'Arte. He adapted to the Portuguese cultural reality following the European tradition of popular heroes with the character Dom Roberto who is able to overcome his own death. A relevant feature in all characters is the distorted voice using a reed. The repertoire comes to our days through the hands of master puppeteers who strolled from place to place and passed on the testimony of this tradition that we seek to preserve.

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REPERTOIRE

The Valdevinos puppet theater includes in its repertoire the traditional Teatro Dom Roberto, the plays “O Barbeiro Diabólico”, “A Bullfight à Portuguesa”, “Rosa e os Três Namorados” and “O Castelo dos Fantasmas”.

In addition to the traditional repertoire, he adds two new original stories with Dom Roberto as the protagonist for the land of Sintra, in two of his realities: the sea “O Pescador” and the field “O Moleiro eo Burro”.

Repertório Dom Roberto
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THE BULLFIGHT

Repertório Tradicional

The Bullfight portrays several episodes in a Portuguese bull race. The intervenients, the bullfighter and the pitchforks face the bull that, with the most varied artifices, leaves safe and sound and in the end he also thanks the public with bows.

THE DIABOLIC BARBER

Repertório Tradicional

Dom Roberto is getting married and decides to go to the barber to shave and shave his hair. Finding the cut too expensive, he haggles over the price, which triggers an unbridled struggle that culminates in the death of the barber. The policeman appears to investigate, then the devil to condemn him and finally Death to take him, but Dom Roberto manages to resist everyone.

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THE CASTLE OF GHOSTS

Repertório Tradicional

The princess was arrested by the Giant in the castle tower and asks for help. Dom Roberto appears and soon falls in love with the princess. Promise you will get her out of there. But it won't be easy, because we have the Phantom, the Crocodile, the Devil and the Giant who are there to defend the Castle. But Don Roberto with the stick manages to beat them and finally frees the princess. In the end, they go out kissing with the nuptial march.

ROSA AND THE THREE BOYFRIENDS

Repertório Tradicional

Rosa takes advantage of the bosses' departure to receive her boyfriends at home, the Shoemaker, the Goldsmith and the Brazilian who promise her worlds and funds. After a lot of trouble, trick, trick, with them and hiding them in the cupboards, the bosses arrive and it is a serious case. The boss calls the guard who starts to beat all lovers. Taking advantage of the new departure of the bosses, Rosa pulls the guard to the bed and tricks, tricks, tricks…

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THE FISHERMAN

Novas histórias

Roberto goes fishing. During fishing you will have many adventures. You have to fight the crocodile, find bottles, boots and a lot of trash. Finally you find a stubborn fish. But as always he is victorious.

THE MILLER

AND THE DONKEY

Novas histórias

The miller wants to take his flour to sell in the village. He starts to load the donkey, but each bag he puts on the donkey, it starts to sink. The donkey refuses to walk because it carries too much weight. The miller tries very well to raise the donkey but it does not move. The two leave, with the miller carrying the bags and the donkey.

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