Auto da Compadecida

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Auto da Compadecida is a play written by Ariano Suassuna, published in 1955. Its first production was in 1956 in Recife, Pernambuco.

Auto da Compadecida is a comedy of northeast Brazil. It combines elements of the tradition of popular literature known as cordel, a striking feature of the Brazilian Catholic baroque, mixing popular culture and religious tradition. It is very important in brazilian culture.

Film and television adaptations[edit]

The play has been performed and adapted several times since its first production: