The Natural Relations and other plays

By Qorpo Santo
In new translations by Andrew Saito
November 3, 2013

Cutting Ball opens this season’s Hidden Classics Reading Series with a new translation by resident playwright of the work of Brazilian playwright Qorpo Santo. Regarded in his day as insane, Santo’s plays were rediscovered by intellectuals in the 1960s. Although still largely overlooked by the western theatrical community, this 19th century Brazilian playwright is thought by many to have written the first Absurdist plays, anticipating works by Beckett, Jarry, Genet and Ionesco.