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Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas | Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Av. de Berna, n.º 26 C
1069-061 Lisboa
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Researcher at INET-md since 2004, he began his education at the Catholic University in Economics and subsequently opted for a change of college, having applied to Sociology at the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas in the year 2000. Specializing in Sociology Music, concluded his degree in 2003 with a dissertation entitled "Time Machine - Listened songs, lived stages" Completed a Post-Graduation  in Sociology of Knowledge in 2004. By that time was already in the the Encyclopedia of Music in Portugal in the Twentieth Century as researcher and member of the Editorial Team. In 2005 he integrated the first team of the Application of Fado for World Heritage (Fado in the XXth Century: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Portuguese Intangible Cultural Heritage project), having built the Historic Phonograms Database (78 rpm) of Fado and other genres of Popular Music. In this context, he discovered the vast field associated to the Revue Theatre in Portugal, having chosen it as the subject of specialization within its PhD Thesis. Collaborated on projects such as the  The Recording Industry in 20th Century Portugal and Jazz in Portugal: The Legacies of Luís Villas-Boas and the Hot Clube de Portugal. Considering his area of ​​expertise, he was invited by the National Museum of Theatre and Dance to co-coordinate the project History of Theatre and Spectacle in Portugal, funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Moved by his interest in the city of Lisbon (the context of all his research work), he developed substantial research work around the Lisbon toponymy.

Doctoral Project



"The theatre of the people or for the people, I'm the one who makes it" - Vasco Morgado and the Revue Theatre in Lisbon (1951-1978)





Salwa Castelo-Branco



This work aims to demonstrate the existence and production processes of an Entertainment Industry based on commercial-musical theater in Portugal, with Lisbon as the observation scope, between 1951 and 1978, period of the active work of Vasco Morgado, the most important producer / theatrical Impresario of the second half of the twentieth century. The lack of studies or literature on this company demonstrates a clear gap to be filled, especially considering that the vast majority of those involved in the production process (in terms of creation and execution) operated in the service of this company. Shaped by studies in the context of Popular Music, Ethnomusicology and Sociology, this dissertation intends, as thoroughly as the available sources allow, to establish the relationship between the theatrical genre of greater adherence of the Portuguese public - the Revue - and the rest of the Music Industry, based on case studies of the most important performances brought to the scene by Vasco Morgado at the Teatro Monumental. In this context, original operational concepts were created, such as "Popular Music Theatre" and "Performative Layers" to ensure the necessary detail in which this analysis is concerned.