The Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything is a 2014 British biographical romantic drama film directed by James Marsh and adapted by Anthony McCarten from the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen by Jane Wilde Hawking, which deals with her relationship with her ex-husband, theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, his diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease or motor neurone disease), and his success in physics.

Anne Frank

Author: Anne Frank
 
Release Date: June 1, 1993
 
Rating:4.6/5

Synopse:

In 1942, with Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, they and another family lived cloistered in the “Secret Annex” of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death. In her diary Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during this period. By turns thoughtful, moving, and amusing, her account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and frailty and a compelling self-portrait of a sensitive and spirited young woman whose promise was tragically cut short.

lord of the rings 2

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
 
Release Date:11 of November 1954
 
Rating:4.7/5

Synopse:

The second volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS

One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them

Frodo and his Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it in the Cracks of Doom. They have lost the wizard, Gandalf, in a battle in the Mines of Moria. And Boromir, seduced by the power of the Ring, tried to seize it by force. While Frodo and Sam made their escape, the rest of the company was attacked by Orcs. Now they continue the journey alone down the great River Anduin—alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go. 

Lord of the rings

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
 
Release Date: 29 July 1954
 
Rating:4.7/5
 
Synopse:
 
The first volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS
 
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them

In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, as told in The Hobbit. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.

The Hobbit

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
 
Release Date: 21 September 1937
Rating:4.7/5
 
Synopse:
A great modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings.
 
Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum.

The Lightning Thief

Author: Oliver Bowden

Release Date: March 21, 2006

Rating:4/5

Synopse:

Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.

Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus's stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.

Next Volume: Percy Jackson & The Olympians - The Sea Of Monsters

O Colecionador de Cometas

Leroy Beaumont é um estudante comum e acredita que não é particularmente bom em coisa alguma. Mas dedica-se na escola e dá o melhor de si em tudo o que faz, talvez seja por esse motivo que esteja encontrando tantas dificuldades em dar início ao seu primeiro livro. O garoto tem o sonho de ser um grande escritor, pois quer que seus pais também se orgulhem dele. No entanto, Leroy subitamente se depara com uma experiência inusitada e cabe à sua irmã mais nova decidir o rumo dos acontecimentos seguintes.

Felizmente ao Luar

Denunciando a injustiça da repressão e das perseguições políticas levadas a cabo pelo Estado Novo, a peça Felizmente Há Luar!, publicada em 1961, no mesmo ano de Angústia para o Jantar, esteve proibida pela censura durante muitos anos. Só em 1978 foi pela primeira vez levada à cena, no Teatro Nacional, numa encenação do próprio Sttau Monteiro.

Eu sou um homem de teatro concreto, real, de palco. Para mim, o teatro surge quando está no palco, quando estabelece uma relação social, concreta, num povo e num grupo. O livro meramente, ou o texto, tem para mim muito pouco significado, apesar de eu ser um autor teatral. (…) Se vocês são o teatro do futuro, eu sou o do passado. Eu sou um homem para quem só conta o espetáculo.

Estas são palavras proferidas por Sttau Monteiro e publicadas em Le théatre sous la contrainte, Atas do Colóquio Internacional realizado em Aix-en-Provence, em 4 e 5 de dezembro de 1985, publicadas pela Universidade de Provence, em 1988.
É com esta citação que o Professor José Oliveira Barata, autor de Para Compreender Felizmente Há Luar!, estudo publicado também por Areal Editores, ilustra o facto de o texto dramático constituir apenas um primeiro passo para fomentar, em quem ensina e em quem aprende, o gosto pelo Teatro, entendido como expressão cultural socialmente condividida.