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Vulgar Comedy and the Church (Part 2 – the Feast of the Ass and the Feast of Fools)

Tweet The church was not just a religious building during the middle ages and the renaissance. It was also a cultural center where one could very well be engaged in worldly matters, despite protests from the priests. For example the … Read the rest of this entry






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Carnival and the popular feast (Part 1)

Tweet As we have seen in Charlatano and the square in Commedia dell’Arte the market square and the life in the streets were a form of refuge from the hard everyday life and the oppression of the state and the … Read the rest of this entry






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The destruction or dethronement of the old man in Commedia dell’Arte

Tweet It is about annihilation of authorities. It is easy to find its way back to the King of Carnival and the sacrificing of him, the struggle between Lent and the King of Carnival, even the Feast of Fools with … Read the rest of this entry






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