The Mysterious Interlude of Medieval and Tudor Drama

The Mysterious Interlude of Medieval and Tudor Drama

An interlude was typically a short dramatic piece, often comic in nature, placed between more serious material. It began during the Middle Ages as a form of lighthearted stuffing (hence interlude) between miracle and morality plays. These were typically short satires or farces. There is even evidence of interludes being used as propaganda in times…

Intermezzo

Intermezzo

The intermedio (also intromessa, introdutto, tramessa, tramezzo, intermezzo), in the Italian Renaissance, was a theatrical performance or spectacle with music and often dance which was performed between the acts of a play to celebrate special occasions in Italian courts. It was one of the important predecessors to opera, and an influence on other forms like…