entremés

Definition

Theater

  • In 16th-century Spain, a brief entertainment presented duringa banquet; later, a comic piece (often ending in a dance) betweenthe acts of a full-length play. Derived from Corpus Christi processionsin Catalonia, the entremés became a respected genreadapted by such playwrights as Lope de Vega and Cervantes. It wassimilar to the English interlude and the Italian intermezzo.
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