No Flowers, No Wreaths

by Orlando da Costa, Isabel de Santa Rita Vas

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Sem Flores Nem Coroas, a play in three acts, takes place on the night of the end of Portuguese rule in Goa, in 1961, in the house of a family grieving for the death of Leopoldina, Salu’s elder sister a.....more


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Sem Flores Nem Coroas, a play in three acts, takes place on the night of the end of Portuguese rule in Goa, in 1961, in the house of a family grieving for the death of Leopoldina, Salu’s elder sister and adoptive mother to Bostu. Salu is a batcar (landlord) who hides a secret from his family. Leopoldina gives away her lands to Salu and curses him by saying that the lands are extremely fertile, rich in ore, and that she exchanges a fertile land for his infertility.

From the very beginning, the clash between opposing ideas that is ripping the family apart dominates the play and is materialised in the characters Salu and Bostu — they represent the old versus the new; the dead versus the living; the past versus the future. Such symbolism sets the tone of the play and can be seen even in the narrative procedures Orlando da Costa employs….

Other details:

ISBN 0000000000000
Category Fiction and Literature
Language English
Edition First
Published in 2017
Publisher Goa,1556
Condition Brand New
Pages 120
Width 5.7 inches
Height 8.6 inches
Tags Plays , Goan Writing , Translations

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