Thursday, June 16, 2005

A strange sort of compliment

Brazilian TV is odd. Last night I watched some of the novelas (soap operas) which are currently on. They have something for everyone: a casts of thousands - mostly white (quite a shock after walking among mostly dark, mixed-race Brazilians here in Fortaleza every day) - improbable locations and living circumstances (e.g. a maid living in a plush house on Ipanema´s beach front), love, anger, betrayal, passion and over the top acting. And if that wasn´t enough, a drag queen thrown in for good measure.

I´m convinced that if Shakespeare was alive today and was Brazilian he too would be writing novelas.

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