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Auto Da Alma / Auto Da Feira
by Gil Vicente
Auto da Alma is considered the most notable production cycle morality and religious indoctrination was done in honor of the Queen Leonor and represented (at his request) to the king Manuel, in Lisbon, at Pacos da Ribeira, in 1518. The whole drama is an allegory of the eternal struggle between evil and Well The characters that make up are: Alma, Angel Custodio, Church, Sto. ...more
Paperback, 136 pages
Published 1991 by Publicações Europa-América
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Gil Vicente, called the Trobadour, was a Portuguese playwright and poet who acted in and directed his own plays. Considered the chief dramatist of Portugal he is sometimes called the "Portuguese Plautus" and often referred to as the "Father of Portuguese drama." Vicente worked in Portuguese as much as he worked in Spanish and is thus, with Juan del Encina, considered joint-father of Spanish drama. ...moreMore about Gil Vicente...