img. Gina Santos as “Maité” and Amélia Rey Colaço as “Cândida” in the first act of “Rapaziadas”, PD Teatro Nacional D. Maria II – Biblioteca|Arquivo, via Europeana.
From the curatorial effort of the EU project 1950s in Europe Kaleidoscope, every week on Friday there’s a new set of carefully selected photographs to be explored on the project’s website.
Today we present “Gina Santos takes the stage”.
In the mid-century history of theatre in Portugal, Gina Santos was a name to be reckoned with. After having worked with the groundbreaking and anti-conformist theatre group of Manuela Porto, Santos joined the Amelia Rey-Colaço / Robles Monteiro Company in 1950 where she starred in plays by Marcellin Mosque, Lope de Vega, Shakespeare, Carlos Wild, Georges Bernanos, Robert Thomas, Victorien Sardou and Garcia Lorca. This gallery shows the actress in action in an impressive range of roles and guises.