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Gil Vicente and the Boat of Hell

Gil Vicente (1465-1536) was Portugal’s greatest playwright. His work represents the coming together of the mediaeval with the Renaissance spirit. Vicente created a rich cast of characters and showed a great range of human expression. His writing ranged from a poetic portrayal of the most everyday bits of life and common  events to a refined sense of religion and human values that he defended or satirized.



From the Boat of Hell:

Whosoever must live by the plough is dead. We are the life of people and the death of our own lives; to patient tyrants, who tooth and nail have eaten away at our souls. What is the point of idle chatter? Even should he wish to be a sinner, the ploughman has neither time nor place not even to wipe away the beads of his sweat.


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