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The May Festival Wooing Revels
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actors Ages and Renaissance Allardyce Nicoll antiquity atellanae authority figures Boy Bishop buffo burlesque called carnival Carnival and Lent carnival plays carnival scenario Carnival's celebrated century B.C. characters combat comic commedia dell'arte dances deception destruction detail developed devil disguise Dorian mime dramatic exercises dramatic rituals E. K. Chambers eighteenth century elaborate England episode evidence example Farce father Feast of Fools festival final France French farce frenzy frequently grotesque Harlequin husband important Italy King Carnival lampoon later Laurel and Hardy lovers magic masks medieval Menaechmus Middle Ages mime Moreover numerous O O O Oliver Hardy phlyax farces Plautine play Plautus pre-dramatic primitive plays Pulcinella rebirth revue play ritual revels Roman mime satirical satyr play scene sense sexual sometimes songs sophisticated story of buffo structure suggest survived Terence texts Theoproprides tion Toschi traced transformation typically unit of material vulgar comedy wife wooing plays young youth and age