RECENT PORTUGUESE PUBLICATIONS BULLETIN 75
See also items 130, 186 & 187.
144. BRANDÃO, Raul. O Arraial: teatro de revista de 1894. Preface by António José Queiroz. Porto: Livraria Manuel Ferreira, 2009 [i.e. 2011?]. Lge. 8°, orig. prtd. wrps. (6, 5 ll.), 30 pp., (1 l.), 1 blank l., extensive endnotes. One of 250 copies. ISBN: none. $90.00
This nicely produced limited edition contains Raul Brandão's first theatrical work, which his biographers had thought to have been lost. It also includes a critical, annotated preface of 12 unnumbered pages titled "Raul Brandão: um militar com alma de anarquista". The review has originally been performed in 1995 as a "Revista de despedida dos cadetes d'Infantaria do curso de 93-94, sob a direcção do Ex.mo Snr. Capitão Francisco dos Anjos Marinho", and was produced in "3 actos e 4 quadras". The piece was discovered in a pamphlet printed at Mafra by the Tip. do Batalhão n.º 3 da guarda fiscal, 1925, on the occasion of a reunion which occured in Mafra on the 30th anniversary of the original event.
On the army officer, journalist, author of fiction, essayist, and playwright Raul [Germano] Brandão (1867-1930), a native of Foz do Douro, see Álvaro Manuel Machado in Dicionário de literatura portuguesa, pp. 79-82); Esther de Lemos in Biblos, I, 761-6; and Dicionário cronológico de autores portugueses, III, 40-2.