Turlupinades

Definition

Theater

  • Popular farces presented at the Hôtel de Bourgogne, Paris,from 1618 to about 1630 by a trio of comedians, the red-bearded Turlupin(Henri Legrand, 1587 - 1637), the corpulent Gros-GuillaumeRobert Guérin, 1554 - 1635), and the thin Gaultier-Garguille(Huges Guéru, d. 1633). Turlupin, after whom the farces were named,apparently began his act at Parisian fairs before joining a professionalcompany in about 1615. The antics of the three derived ultimately from the commedia dell'arte; their interaction is considered to have been atits most inspired in Gougenot's La Comédie des comédiens(1631).
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