Curbing carnival activities by staging carnival plays? Renward Cysat's ambigous resolution of jurisdictional conflicts

Greco-Kaufmann, Heidy (2017). Curbing carnival activities by staging carnival plays? Renward Cysat's ambigous resolution of jurisdictional conflicts. In: Bouhaïk-Gironès, Marie; Koopmans, Jelle; Laveant, Katell (eds.) La Permission et la Sanction. Théorie légales et pratiques du théâtre (XIVe-XVIIe siècle). Rencontres: Vol. 283 (pp. 111-120). Paris: Classiques Garnier 10.15122/isbn.978-2-406-06384-1.p.0111

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In the Middle Ages and Renaissance carnival was customarily the period of different kinds of revelries, popular folk traditions and profane spectacles. Exuberant carnival activities often ended up in violations of limits, endangering law and order. Authorities therefore tried to channel and control the festivity. Their difficult struggle against the negative effects of overindulgence of worldly pleasures can be observed very closely in the case of Lucerne, a stronghold of carnival and theatre since the late Middle Ages. The staging of Renward Cysats carnival play "Convivii Process" provided an excellent vehicle for conveying the message of the secular and religious leaders of the catholic reform: Those who are unwilling to renounce carnival customs will bear terrible consequences in the afterlife.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute of Theater Studies

UniBE Contributor:

Greco-Kaufmann, Heidy

Subjects:

700 Arts > 790 Sports, games & entertainment

ISBN:

978-2-406-06382-7

Series:

Rencontres

Publisher:

Classiques Garnier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Heidy Greco-Kaufmann

Date Deposited:

26 Jan 2015 14:27

Last Modified:

04 Nov 2019 10:04

Publisher DOI:

10.15122/isbn.978-2-406-06384-1.p.0111

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.62186

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/62186

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