Barbara Heliodora TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

I hereby attest that Mark Carlyon is an excellent translator from Portuguese to English, having achieved extraordinary success in his translation of one of the works of Machado de Assis.

Mark’s command of the Portuguese language is quite exceptional, not only from the point of view of its vocabulary but also of its rhythm and sonority, allowing him to reflect the style of the original authors with precision.

Mark Carlyon is a highly reliable translator.

Barbara Heliodora

Barbara Heliodora is a critic, essayist and teacher. She is Brazil’s leading authority on Shakespeare, noted for her outstanding work as a translator of all the major plays. Over the last thirty years Barbara has become the country’s most respected theatre critic, exercising tremendous influence in the field, due to her penetrating arguments supported by unparalleled erudition.