"Dolum Procudam Dolo": The Anglo-Portuguese Dimension and the Portuguese Imagotype in George Ruggle's Neo-Latin Comedy Ignoramus (1614-1615)

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In 1614-15 the University of Cambridge staged the neo-latin comedy Ignoramus, by George Ruggle (1575-1622), during king James I's visit. This paper deals with the text's negative hetero-stereotyping of the Portuguese (Catholic) characters and analyses the characterization of both Englishness and the Catholic definitional Other(s).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-235
Number of pages37
JournalÁgora - Estudos Clássicos em Debate
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Neo-Latin English Theatre
  • George Ruggle
  • Ignoramus
  • Anglo-Portuguese relations
  • Imagology

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