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c.1460 Scene from the Martyrdom of St. Apollonia. From Bapst, Essai sur l'Histoire du Théâtre (1893)

c.1460 Scene from the Martyrdom of St. Apollonia. From Bapst, Essai sur l'Histoire du Théâtre (1893)

"Medieval drama... had the special machinery developed to suggest hellfire and the presence of devils was said to be so realistic as to be frightening."  With the medieval drama and acting, many people from the church said that it looked evil. I understand how some things might look or sound evil, but it is drama and it is theatre, so why would they ever ban it? I decided on this website because the website also suggested that it was evil.

"Medieval drama... had the special machinery developed to suggest hellfire and the presence of devils was said to be so realistic as to be frightening." With the medieval drama and acting, many people from the church said that it looked evil. I understand how some things might look or sound evil, but it is drama and it is theatre, so why would they ever ban it? I decided on this website because the website also suggested that it was evil.

Unlike in many of today's performances, audiences were encouraged to participate in the action, heckling the 'bad guys' and cheering for the 'good guys.'

Parade float - the ship!  Originally built 60 years earlier for the funeral procession of Charles V.

Parade float - the ship! Originally built 60 years earlier for the funeral procession of Charles V.

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