It consists of three acts with a total of 28 scenes and 1, verses, written in double rhymed dodecasyllables and octosyllables. The plot of the entire play is set in the pastoral Dubrava in a mythical, pagan time of happiness and well-being, at the time that by its nature reminiscent the golden age of mankind. Although Dubrava is some mythical country from the distant past, it represents the Dubrovnik Republic because it values freedom as the highest human value, the biggest ideal and virtue that man can reach during his transient life. The story begins at dawn, symbolically at the time of the birth of a new day but the expected day, " gentle solemn day" , a day dedicated to freedom and its glory and value, comes only once a year which makes all the characters desperately wanting it.
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Some parts of them may have been sung. The four plays that have survived are mostly variations on or translations of Italian works. He uses the unfortunate fate of the young sultan as a springboard for more general reflections on the transience of human glory.
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Osman ;Dubravka ; Suze Sina Razmetnoga
Some parts of them may have been sung. The four plays that have survived are mostly variations on or translations of Italian works. He uses the unfortunate fate of the young sultan as a springboard for more general reflections on the transience of human glory. Article Media. Info Print Cite. Submit Feedback. Thank you for your feedback.
You've definitely seen his statue, you've probably taken a photo of him, you may have even found yourself sitting underneath him in a desperate attempt to catch your breath in the summer sun, but do you know who he is? Get to know one of Dubrovnik's most celebrated figures Ivan Franov Gundulic was born on the 8th of January and was known affectionately by the nickname Macica. His best known works are perfect examples of rhetorical excess and Baroque-style richness of the time, they include the religious poem Tears of the Prodigal Son, the epic poem Osman and the pastoral play Dubravka.
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Who is Who in Dubrovnik: Ivan Gundulic
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