A história como estratégia e tema literários na Comédia de Diu (1601), de Simão Machado

Translated title of the contribution: The history as strategy and literary theme in the Comedy of Diu (1601), by Simão Machado

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Abstract

Using concepts and the methodology of Imagology, this article analyses the process of fictionalisation of the period prior to the Siege of Diu (1538) in the bilingual play Comédia de Diu (Comedy of Diu, 1601), by Simão Machado. This historical play shares characteristics with the historical novel, and represents the conflicts between the Portuguese and the “Moorish” King Bandur in the Portuguese fortress of Diu (India). This article studies the playwright’s use of History and of self- and hetero-stereotypes to characterise and glorify the Portuguese historical characters and, metonymically, the Portuguese maritime and colonial enterprise in general.
Translated title of the contributionThe history as strategy and literary theme in the Comedy of Diu (1601), by Simão Machado
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)1-20
Number of pages20
JournalModerna Sprak
Volume112
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

Keywords

  • History
  • Imagology
  • Key-words: Comédia de Diu
  • National identity
  • Simão Machado
  • Stereotypes

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