Altweibermuehle

Definition

Theater

  • (German: Mill for Old Women) A Tirolean Fastnachtsspielin which a group of old men drag their wives to a miraculous millthat can transform them into young and desirable women. After thetreatment, however, the wives refuse to return to their husbands unlessthey reform their behaviour. The plot dates from the 16th century.It is also found in 18th- and 19th-century Yugoslavian folk-paintings.
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