Gil Vicente: Three Discovery Plays: Auto da Barca do Inferno, Exortacao da Guerra, Auto da India

Anthony Lappin

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ISBN: 9780856686665

Publication: May 1, 1997

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The three plays edited and translated in this volume are strongly linked to what we now think of as the Portuguese Discoveries. All three are fundamentally concerned with the expansion of Portugal in Africa and India through either crusade or commerce. In the introductions to the plays, the playwright's social role as a court dramatist is emphasized and his dramatic productions are set firmly within the political concerns of his time. Careful consideration is given to the involvement of both Gil Vicente and the Inquisition in the later emendation of the play's texts.

Acknowledgements Auto da Barca do Inferno Introduction Text and translation Notes Auto da India Introduction Text and translation Notes Exortacao da Guerra Introduction Text and translation Notes Abbreviations & Bibliography A brief guide to pronunciation

Lappins editions and translations satisfy various needs, those of the student of European drama, the comparativist and, naturally, the specialist in Portugese literature.'
 

Format: Paperback

Size: 210 x 149 mm

242 Pages

ISBN: 9780856686665

Publication: May 1, 1997

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