Ficaram A ver Navios
What is it?
It is a play based on the popular saying “mirar navios” which refers to a Portuguese action, specially in Lisbon, where its popolation stay to see ships, hoping that one day their king Don Sebastian – who fought in the battle of Alcacer-Quibir in Morocco – would return home.
After the king’s dissapearance in the battle, the belief that one day the king would return to Portugal, started to spread. After his returning Don Sebastian would lead the country to a second era of glory and conquests.