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date: 13 August 2022

street theatre 

The Companion to Theatre and Performance

Many street entertainments probably had their genesis in the skills of *juggling, *magic acts, or *acrobatics that took *audiences out of the everyday with minimal means, and street theatre is as old as the most ancient crossroads. Street theatre also connects with carnival, festival, revels and riotous assemblies, popular gatherings that disrupt routine with rudeness, insert the miraculous into the mundane, challenge authority with the cheapest of jokes, and give power a poke in the eye. The ... ...

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