Auto (play)

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Auto is a subgenre of dramatic literature. It was a one-act morality play, interlude or skit.[1] They were first found in Spain, in the 15th century.[2] In Portugal, in the 16th century, Gil Vicente was the main author of this type of dramatic genre. Luís de Camões and Dom Francisco Manuel de Mello also adopted this form of writing.


  1. ^ Kaler, Anne K. The picara: from Hera to fantasy heroine. Popular Press, 1991, page 24. ISBN 978-0879725167. Retrieved January 20, 2012
  2. ^ Kurtz, Johann Heinrich. Text-book of church history, Volumes 1–2. Smith, English & Co., 1880, page 487. Retrieved January 20, 2011.