Thursday, August 16, 2007

Feast Of Fools

Im not sure if someone has already posted about this , but here goes:

In context to the medieval secular theatrical events:
" During the Feast of Fools, young clergymen chose a bishop or pope of fools who was allowed to misuse his religious power; they sang and danced indecently, burlesqued sermons and services, and stage plays satirizing the church. The Festival of the Boy Bishop was a similar but more tame event"

Are pants really foolish ?
Italian theatre is sold on it.

pantalone- the foolish pedant who was always involved in his neighbors affairs.


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