Play directory : The Maias

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The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Eça de Queirós
  • Overview
    it traces the decline in a wealthy, land owning family and the incestuous romance between a brother and sister, who are unaware of their blood relationship. In The Maias, Eça creates a strong sense of human decay which is cultural, political and moral. Eça is forceful in his satire and piercing in his social criticism but is always tempered by a lightness of tone and a warm sympathy for human frailty. Eça's work is boundless in its enjoyment of daily life, rich in characterisation and fantastic in its social comedy.