Temporal was created in 2017 out of the desire to tackle the arts that unfold themselves and develop over time, that is, those in which time is not an element of form, as with literature in general, but in which it is also a means of existence: theater, music, dance and cinema.
The initial project of this publishing company is to release works of contemporary dramaturgy – that is, the one developed since the 1970’s – releasing important, unpublished or sold out titles by national and foreign authors. Regarding the latter, the company also intend to translate and republish plays that, though still available, have not received proper translation into Portuguese. The first editorial project will provide Brazilian readers with works by stablished playwrights as well as less familiar ones, but whose writings display quality and originality, therefore enabling the opening of new horizons to the national dramaturgy and, consequently, the enrichment of our theatrical life.
Temporal focuses on the quality of the selection and editing of each one of its titles rather than on the number of published issues. The editorial board handpicks the works that will be part of the catalogue of the publishing house. Furthermore, each volume will include texts and appendixes in order to assist the reader who is interested in deepening their knowledge of the play’s historical meaning.