António José da Silva

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Silva, António José da

 

Born May 8, 1705, in Rio de Janeiro; died Oct. 19, 1739, in Lisbon. Portuguese playwright.

Accused of secretly professing Judaism, Silva was burned at the stake during the Inquisition. He wrote such low comedies as The Life of Don Quixote of La Mancha (staged 1733). His plays Life of Aesop (staged 1734), Amphitryon (staged 1736), Labyrinth of Crete (1736), and The Wars of the Rosemary and the Marjoram (1737), while using plots from mythology, criticized the mores of Portuguese society.

WORKS

Obras completas, vols. 1–4. Lisbon, 1957–58.
In Russian translation:
[”Fragmenty iz p’es.”] In Ispanskie i porlugal’skie poety, zhertvy inkvizitsii. [Compiled by V. Parnakh.] Leningrad-Moscow, 1934.

REFERENCES

Braga, T. O poeta Judeu e a inquisitcão. Lisbon, 1910.
Jucá(Filho), C. António José, oJudeu. Rio de Janeiro, 1940.
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Part 3 discusses the legacy of Roman Republican drama in Machiavelli's Mandragola, Shakespeare, and Amphitruo by the Portuguese dramatist Antonio Jose da Silva. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)
In Portugal, by contrast, we find a series of phenomena, all with greater or lesser musical content: the operas by Antonio Jose da Silva ('The Jew') and his imitators; comedies of extremely diverse kinds; entremezes and farcas, etc.--the various genres of the so-called 'teatro de cordel'.
Em Portugal, pelo contrario, existem uma serie de fenomenos, todos eles com maior ou menor conteudo musical: as operas de Antonio Jose da Silva ('O Judeu') e os seus imitadores; comedias extremamente diversas nas suas caracteristicas; entremezes e farcas, etc.--os varios generos do chamado 'Teatro de Cordel'.
In Portugal, on the other hand, we find a series of phenomena, all with greater or lesser amounts of music: the operas by Antonio Jose da Silva, popularly known as 'the Jew' (1705-39), and his imitators; comedias of extremely diverse kinds; entremezes and farcas, (1) etc.--the various genres of the 'teatro de cordel' (literally 'string theatre'), so-called because they were published as chapbooks, attached to strings to prevent their being stolen from their mostly blind vendors.
(1) The popularity of these narratives, reprints of those originally published in pamphlet form at the time of the disasters, was not lost on Antonio Jose da Silva, the dramatist and librettist.
XVIII) Antonio Jose da Silva (O Judeu) no Palco Joanino (Lisbon: Difel, 1998); see pp.
(28) For the argumento, or plot summary, that headed the printed libretto for patrons to follow in the theatre see Antonio Jose da Silva (o Judeu).