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- Created 2012-04-15
is a form of
traditionally associated with both
s, often with a narrative structure. Pageantry was an important aspect of
European seasonal festivals, in particular around the celebration of
, which began after the thirteenth century. This festival reenacted the entire history of the world, in processional performance, from
, employing hundreds of performers and mobile scenic elements. Plays were performed on mobile stages, called waggons, that traveled through towns so plays could be watched consecutively. Each waggon was sponsored by a
who wrote, designed, and acted in the plays.
Other pageants in the Christian world have centered on Saints' festivals,
(Mardi Gras), and
, while vernacular agrarian festivals have celebrated seasonal events such as the harvest, and the Summer and Winter solstices (
Drawing on this medieval tradition contemporary artists such as
Bread and Puppet Theater
, the Welfare State,
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
Superior Concept Monsters
have used pageants as a potent community-based performance form.
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