Farcical elements were incorporated into non-comic drama ever since the theatre had been rediscovered in the Middle Ages. Already at a very early stage, comic scenes proved to be popular additions to liturgical music drama and, later, to religious plays in the vernacular. Some scholars believe that the genre of farce developed out of these farcical elements. The suggestion was made that farces, similar to the stuffing of meat or poultry, had been added to plays to increase audience involvement. Other researchers see quite ...

Farce and Farcical Elements 2002, Editions Rodopi B.V., Leiden

ISBN-13: 9789042014596

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Farce and Farcical Elements 2002, Editions Rodopi B.V., Leiden

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