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AN EARLY FARCE—BUT AS TIMELY AS TODAY’S HEADLINES PART 2

YESTERDAY IN PART 1, we met the characters of The Farce of Pierre Pathelin, a play from the fifteenth century that resonates today in its portrayal of mendacity. Today in … Continue reading

November 5, 2020 · Leave a comment

AN EARLY FARCE—YET AS TIMELY AS TODAY’S HEADLINES PART 1

LET US PAUSE to enjoy theatrical farce. In fact, The Farce of Pierre Pathelin may be one of the earliest of its kind, the genre defined by Merriam-Webster as “a … Continue reading

November 4, 2020 · Leave a comment