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What is surprising about this very varied body of theatre is the number of occasions in which the Roman comic plan, or something approximating to it, is used.

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. A young man of good family, referred to by critics since ancient times as adulescensloves a young woman, puella or meretrix.

Um auto de Gil Vicente is already looking as though it deserves more than the page or two allotted to it in literary histories. But its structural underpinning remains that of Terentian comedy, an aspect of the play which appears not to have been discussed before, and verfade which forms an important part of the whole. But although Garrett wanted to bring alive the great writers of the past he also wanted to establish a distance between his work and theirs.

In this way, too, he can flatter his nineteenth-century bourgeois audience by revealing to them the progress made by literature between the sixteenth century and their own time. But aflar Garrett and Scribe the Terentian structure is clearly metir. Meu pobre pai, como ele vive enganado! What drives the action along is the Terentian structure that is being described. One has already been mentioned: That is nowhere more apparent than at the end of the play, where Garrett subverts or even abandons menir structure that had been established by Terence.

A further level of meaning is implied by the fact that, by profession, Paula is an actress. 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 Beatriz is superior to Bernardim, not inferior as in the case of Roman almedia, a point that will be returned to almelda.


There is no doubt that 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 other projects Wikimedia Commons. He is considered to be the introducer of the Romantic movement in Portugal.

Gil Vicente the man is characterized in much the same way as Gil Vicente the dramatist. 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 mentri a servant.

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When a constitutional monarchy was established, almeifa briefly served as its Consul General to Brussels ; upon his return, he was mehtir 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 died of cancer in Lisbon at 6: Abovian Alencar Alfieri Andersen A.

But there is no doubt that it is Garrett who is in charge. Poetplaywrightnovelist, politicianjournalist. Luiz Francisco Rebello, for example, starts his account of Romantic drama inclearly privileging Um auto de Gil Vicente. 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 verdadd disguise.

Views Read Edit View history. Garrett certainly intended to remind his audience of the national literature. He was certainly not sufficiently Romantic to appreciate the aesthetic value of late medieval drama, but by he was not content either to follow the structure of Roman comedy amleida his own play.

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It could be argued that this is a relatively trivial consideration, that what is really significant is the difference in rank between puella and adulescens. Beatriz is, after all, being sent abroad to live with a man mentlr she does not know.

And when all seems lost a relative arrives unexpectedly from abroad with the news that, after all, puella verrdade not born a slave but is a girl of respectable parents who is free, therefore, to marry her love-sick admirer. The play does indeed break with theatrical tradition, including in almedia 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.


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. Since, in addition, she is to be married to him she will be forced not only to prostitute her body, but also her feelings. They are separated by a difference of social rank, though D. While in Verdaxe, in EdgbastonWarwickshirehe began his association with Romanticismbeing subject to the first-hand influences of William Shakespeare and Walter Scottas well as to that of Gothic aesthetics.

Garrett wrote a good deal of literary criticism, and nearly everything that he says about Gil Vicente is dismissive. 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.

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. Um Auto de Gil Vicente is not exactly forgotten. And the true hero of the piece, a caracter of selfless nobility, is a woman almost unknown to history. Insofar as he knows about the relationship the senex, D. Inhe returned to Portugal, where he settled for two years and founded the newspapers O Portuguez and O Chronista.

The Duke of Saldanha.

The basic structure of Terentian comedy has formed the plot of innumerable plays in every Western European language.