O intermediach w pijarskim teatrze szkolnym
About interludes in a school Piarist's theatre
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There are two periods in the Piarist’s theatre. First lasted from 1664 till 1743, second - 1744 untill 1782. Information about interludes on Piarist’s stages are included predominately in (printed or hand written) theatre programmes. Interludes appeared mainly in the first period. They had various characters and names. They could be designed for entertainment or had educational aim (the titles of some of them summarized the content). They might have been performed in Polish, French, Italian or Latin. There have been no information in theatre programmes about interludes since Konarski’s breakthrough (in 1744), They could be e.g. displaced by comedies played after (not between acts) a given play. It was Piarist’s aspiration to maintain plays cohesive. Interludes appeared to disintegrate plays and that is why they were limited.
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