Vida do grande Dom Quixote e do gordo Sancho Pança, de Antonio José da Silva e Don Quixote de La Mancha, de Miguel de Cervantes: aspectos comparativos

Lúcia Helena Costigan
2010 Signótica  
This article focuses on Vida do Grande Dom Quixote e do Gordo Sancho Pança, a play based on the second part of Cervantes's Don Quixote, which was written and performed in Lisbon by the Brazilian born New Christian Antonio José da Silva in 1733. Because the work of the Brazilian New Christian was modeled on Cervantes's masterpiece, the analysis departs from a comparative approach that takes into consideration aspects of the socio-cultural context of Spain during the late sixteenth and early
more » ... enth and early seventeenth, and that of Portugal during the first half of the eighteenth century, as well as literary characteristics of both texts. Since the Luso-Brazilian writer who admired Cervantes is still unknown to many within and outside the Portuguese-speaking world, before delving into the comparisons of their literary works and the societies that engendered their texts, the study will also focus on biographical aspects of Antonio José da Silva, and on the impact of his work on the literary canon.
doi:10.5216/sig.v21i1.8618 fatcat:3duxviwnujeflnsqsst3qoqujm