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No relative lands after a sea-voyage with news that will allow Bernardim and Beatriz to marry; instead, Beatriz leaves by sea, never to return, a complete inversion of the Roman model.

Insofar as he knows about the relationship the senex, D. That is nowhere more apparent than at the end of the play, where Garrett subverts or even abandons the structure that had been established by Terence.

Such a background made it difficult for him to appreciate certain literary forms, like drama, unless they conformed in some way to Graeco-Roman patterns. Garrett certainly intended to remind his audience of the national literature. The suspicions of both D. InGarrett published Romanceiro e Cancioneiro Gerala collection of folklore mentri two years later, he wrote the first volume of his historical novel O Arco de Santana fully published init took inspiration from Victor Hugo ‘s The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Poetplaywrightnovelist, politicianjournalist. She is of different social class, often a slave girl, captured in infancy and sold into prostitution.

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O Arco de Santana signified a change in Garrett’s style, leading to a more complex and subjective prose with which he experimented at length in Viagens na Minha Terra [3] Travels in My Homeland When a constitutional monarchy was established, he briefly served as its Consul General to Brussels ; upon his return, he was acclaimed as one of the major orators of Liberalism, and took initiative in the creation of a new Portuguese theatre during the period, he wrote his historical plays Gil VicenteD.

Garrett, as dramatist, farrett to be a man of a single work. So far as I know, the only critic to have gone beyond a purely text-book approach to the play is Helena Barbas, whose page essay is published in her Almeida Garrett, o trovador moderno. So he omits entirely the recognition scene and the happy ending and in the final farrett the lovers are not united, but separated definitively.


Um Auto de Gil Vicente is interesting because it keeps us guessing. Indeed the whole play could be seen in that light. The difference between them is social; as artists and as human beings they have much in common.

Finally, and most importantly, it is Paula, a woman, who garrtt the role of servus callidus into a remarkable apology for the theatre.

A further level of meaning is implied by the fact that, by profession, Paula is an actress. Two areas of complexity which she identifies are particularly relevant to what follows. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. What drives the action along is the Terentian structure that is being described. Gil Vicente the man is characterized in much the same way as Gil Vicente the dramatist.

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The roles allow for a certain flexibility of approach. Um Auto de Gil Vicente is not exactly forgotten. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The basic structure of Terentian comedy has formed the plot of innumerable plays in every Western European language. Um auto de Gil Vicente is already looking as though it deserves more than the page or two allotted to it in literary histories.

Views Read Edit View history. One has already been mentioned: The adulescensimpetuous but scatter-brained and unaware of the realities of life, tries to outwit his father and also the owner of the girl, the lenoor pimp, by tricks of one kind or another, often involving a disguise.

This page was last edited on 29 Decemberat And yet although situations as complex as this never arise in Terence, the scene has its original inspiration in a Davus or a Syrus with his back to the wall coming up with something which will appease an outraged senex or a leno who thinks he has been tricked out of his girl and his money.

He is creative, but disorganized, finding it easier to think about future literary projects than solve the practical and human problems that face him. Manuel, Gil Vicente and Bernardim Ribeiro are all, each in his own way, great historical figures, and yet they are made to operate through a structure which is that of light comedy. In reality, he is little more than a servant, tolerated by the court because he is amusing. Filipa de Vilhena are three-act plays, but others are much shorter.


In that Bernardim plays the part of the adulescens, or young lover, foolish and feckless, while Gil Vicente is a comic servant, neither very dignified roles.

The play does indeed break amleida theatrical tradition, including in the purely formal sense, since it has three acts rather than the classical five and the rule of the three unities is treated with some flexibility. Meu pobre pai, como ele vive enganado!

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There are two ways in which the structure, and not just the characterization, of Um Auto de Gil Vicente develop or subvert the Roman model. He is regarded as one of history’s greatest Romanticists and a true revolutionary and humanist. They are separated by a difference of social rank, though D. He nearly brings disgrace upon himself and upon the princess, and is only rescued through the efforts of the actors, especially Paula Vicente who, like her father, is little more than a servant.

Falar verdade a mentirfor example, is a verdafe play of based on an original by the French dramatist Scribe. It is not just a question of the servant being cleverer than his or her master or mistress, valar had long been verdzde potentially subversive element in the classical comic tradition.

Almost invariably the tricks and disguises practised by adulescens and servus lead to further complications, which require all the wiliness of the slave to sort out.