sainete

Definition

Theater

  • In the 18th-century Spanish theater, a one-act farce or satiricalsketch on an urban theme performed between the acts of a full-lengthplay. Derived from the paso and entremés ofthe 16th and 17th centuries, the sainete introduced an elementof social criticism and foreshadowed the teatro por horas.A leading writer of the genre was Ramón de la Cruz (1731 - 94).
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