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Beatriz is superior to Bernardim, not inferior as in the case of Roman comedy, a point that will be returned to later.

Since, in addition, she is to be married to him she will be forced not only to prostitute her body, but also her feelings. 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.

Paula tells a factual lie about Bernardim, mentjr remains truthful to her own feelings. In this he relies heavily on his slave, servuswho is usually the emntir of the enterprise. She shows how the plebeian Paula, daughter of Gil Vicente, grows in stature as the plays progresses and in the end dominates the stage. A further level of meaning is implied by the fact that, by profession, Paula is an actress.

The roles allow for a certain flexibility of approach. Beatriz is a princess, not a prostitute.

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Um Auto de Gil Vicente is interesting because it keeps us guessing. The point has already been made that Um Auto de Gil Vicente is not just a neat classical comedy. The play does indeed break with 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. There is no doubt veedade Gil Vicente and his troupe are treated as servants, a fact which his daughter Paula, easily the most perceptive of these characters, bitterly resents: In Act III, scene 9 Mehtir confronts Paula and gives the clever servant a splendid opportunity for thinking on her feet.

The same irony reappears in D. The suspicions of both D. This is a classic situation of Roman comedy, in which the adulescens pretends to be someone else, but can only do so with the assistance of servants. This, her best performance, raises questions about the paradoxical nature of artistic truth and its relationship to the everyday world.


The difference between them is social; as artists and as human beings they have much in common. Garrett died of cancer in Lisbon at 6: Filipa de Vilhena are three-act plays, but others are much shorter.

Um Auto de Gil Vicente is not exactly forgotten.

Books by Almeida Garrett

They are separated by a difference of social rank, though D. Some are original works by Garrett, others were written in collaboration with friends or colleagues or are based on French originals. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Garrett, as dramatist, tends to be a man of a single work. He is regarded as one of history’s greatest Romanticists and a true revolutionary and humanist.

Books by Almeida Garrett (Author of Frei Luís de Sousa)

But servants can also be comically incompetent, like Gil Vicente himself. Certainly the great changes in social life between ancient times and the Europe of the sixteenth century menhir the Renaissance imitators of Terence to change the convention that the heroine had to be a loose woman.

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

If we are mengir see the play in terms of Terentian comedy then Bernardim is the adulescens and D. In childhood, his mulatto Brazilian nanny Rosa de Lima taught him some traditional stories that later influenced his work.

This seems always to have been the case. But it is usually thought of as a cultural event, a turning-point in the history of Portuguese Romanticism, rather than as a work of art in its own right.

In them stock characters move through a standard series of complicating events before resolving their difficulties in a happy marriage. Equally opposed to anything that might compromise D. 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 kentir creation of a new Portuguese theatre during the period, he wrote his historical plays Gil VicenteD.


It is not just a question of the servant being cleverer than his or her master or mistress, which had long been a potentially subversive element in the classical comic tradition.

It could be farrett that this is a relatively trivial consideration, that what is really significant is the difference in rank between puella and adulescens. 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.

This does not mean that Um Auto de Gil Vicente is nothing but a classical comedy. Abovian Alencar Alfieri Andersen A. But its structural underpinning remains that of Terentian comedy, an aspect of the play which appears not to have been discussed before, and yet which forms an important part of the whole.

One has already been mentioned: Falar verdade a mentirfor example, meentir a one-act play of based on an original by the French dramatist Scribe. And what separates Bernardim and Gil Vicente from Garrett is the classicism which became the dominant mode of Portuguese literature in the Renaissance and in which Garrett himself had been brought up.

But behind Garrett and Scribe the Terentian structure is clearly visible.

Almeida Garrett – Wikiwand

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. Retrieved from ” https: The joke depends on the ironic use of the modern titles Dona and Mademoiselle, the French word being a hint that Gil Vicente was always prepared to follow the fashions of the court.

Um auto de Gil Vicente is already looking as though it deserves more than the page or two allotted to it in literary histories.

This page was last edited on 29 Decemberat Poetplaywrightnovelist, politicianjournalist. Manuel, is opposed to it, because his daughter is promised to the Duke of Savoy.


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