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AGUSTINA BESSA-LUÍS
Agustina Bessa-Luís, (born 15 October 1922 Vila Mea, Amarante, Portugal) is a Portuguese writer.
From 1986 and 1987, she was Director of the daily O Primeiro de Janeiro (Porto). From 1990 to 1993, she was director of the Teatro Nacional D. Maria II (Lisbon). Her novels have been adapted for the screen by director Manoel de Oliveira: Fanny Owen ("Francisca"), Abraham's Valley, and The Lands of Risk ("The Convent"), in addition to the Party. Her novel As Terras do Risco was the basis for the film O Convento in 1995.

GIL VICENTE
Gil Vicente (c.1465 – c. 1536), called the Trobadour, was a Portuguese playwright and poet who acted in and directed his own plays. Considered the chief dramatist of Portugal he is sometimes called the "Portuguese Plautus," often referred to as the "Father of Portuguese drama" and as one of Western literature's greatest playwrights. Vicente worked in Portuguese as much as he worked in Spanish and is thus, with Juan del Encina, considered joint-father of Spanish drama.
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Official language(s): Portuguese

Capital: Lisbon

Population: 10,5 mill.

Currency: Euro (EUR)