The Hagman

The Hagman is a creation inspired by the novel of the same name by the Swedish writer, Pär Lagerkvist. The book was the starting point on a path that has led Amok Teatro to approach different authors and to compose a play based on works by Lagerkvist himself, Ingmar Bergman, Akira Kurosawa and Jean Genet.

Oscillating from a remote past to nowadays, in the ambivalence between Good and Evil, the play is divided into four independent scenes that centre around the Hangman. Provoked or exalted, this solitary character, on which weighs the blood of the millennia, is persecuted by his torments.

The Hangman made its debut in 2001, and received the Rio de Janeiro State  Government Prize for Best Play, besides nominations for Best Direction for Ana Teixeira, and the special prize for the make-up and costumes (Stephane Brodt). For the Shell Theatre Awards, Renata Collaço received a nomination for Best Actress, and Stephane Brodt for the special prize for the make-up. The show is among the "Best of the Year" by the O Globo newspaper.


"The blood of millennia weighs upon me. They shout at me, voices that no one has ever imagined”.

Pär Lagerkvist


Text Ana Teixeira e Stephane Brodt | From: Pär Lagerkvist, Ingmar Bergman e Jean Genet
Direction Ana Teixeira
- Jericó, O juiz, O General Stephane Brodt
- A Comandante, A Ladra, A Morte Renata Collaço
- O Carrasco Marcus Pina
Scenery Ana Teixeira
Costumes, make up and light design Stephane Brodt
Light Binho Schaefer
Grafic Design Paulo Lima
Production André Schmidt