Almodóvar, Pedro

Considered one of the most controversial film-makers of all times, Pedro Almodóvar was born in Spain in the 50’s. His birth date is unknown, and has been intentionally hidden by the director, with unknown reason. The same somewhat irrational and inexplicable logic is one of the most distinctive characteristics of his work. Almodóvar comes from […]


Concept of analepsis Analepsis, or flashback, is a narrative technique, commonly used in literature and cinema, but that can also be used in theatre, and that consists on the description of events prior to the present moment of the story. This way, the chronological order of the facts is interrupted, and there is a return […]

Artificial Intelligence

Even though it’s still not (yet) on the list of words with daily use, the concept of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is known by the vast majority of population, and it’s becoming more and more used by the social media and various scientific communities. However, if inquired, most people can only say that this term refers […]

Austen, Jane

Jane Austen was an English writer and is considered one of the most important female authors in the history of literature. Born in Hampshire on the 16th December 1775, Jane came from a family that could be considered bourgeois, and she was the youngest daughter, having seven older siblings. Her father, the reverend George Austen, […]

Auster, Paul

Paul Benjamin Auster is a renowned and laureate North-American author. Born on the 3rd February 1947 in Newark, in the state of New Jersey, Auster comes from a middle class Jewish family. It was in his early teens that the future writer began to show his interest towards literature, being an avid consumer of several […]

Baltasar and Blimunda

“Baltasar and Blimunda” (“Memorial do Convento” in the original Portuguese version) is a book written by Portuguese José Saramago, that was published in 1982. The story follows the construction of Mafra Palace and Convent, whose construction was ordered by the king D. João V in 1717, as a payment of a promise he made before […]

Basquiat, Jean-Michel

Jean-Michel Basquiat was a North American artist mostly known by the work he developed in the areas of graffiti and neo-expressionism. Basquiat was born on the 22nd December 1960 in Brooklyn, New York, in the United States of America, and he had Haitian origins on in father side and Puerto Rican on his mother side. […]


Also commonly known as the 7th Art, cinema can be defined as the art, or industry, of film production. The term comes from the Greek word “kinematographos”, composed by the words “kinema” (movement) and “grafos” (writing, record); it is the clear that movement is an intrinsic part of the cinema, always accompanied by some type […]


A cyclorama is the name given to the back of a stage, in a theatre, concert or show room, and that is placed behind the artists that are performing; it is commonly made of a light material, usually canvas or fabric, but it can also be a wall, and, as the name indicates, it has […]

de Ghelderode, Michel

Michel de Ghelderode was a very well-known Belgian dramatist. His real name was Adhémar Adolphe Louis Martens, and he was born on the 3rd April 1898 in Ixelles, in Belgium, a bilingual municipality, so Ghelderode was encouraged since childhood to learn both official languages of the area, namely French and Dutch. Michel came from a […]