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Atellan Fables

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Sketches depicting scenes from rustic life, presented on a crude stage with stock characters (the foolish old man, the rogue, the clown), seem to have been the earliest form of drama to...

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Atellan Fables

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Sketches depicting scenes from rustic life, presented on a crude stage with stock characters (the foolish old man, the rogue, the clown), seem to have been the earliest form of drama to...

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Atellan Fables

Edited by Margaret Drabble, Jenny Stringer and Daniel Hahn.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 52 words.

sketches depicting scenes from rustic life, presented on a crude stage with stock characters (the foolish old man, the rogue,

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Naples

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

Italian city with a rich theatrical tradition dating back to Roman theatre. The first vernacular works were Atellan farces, originating in the city where Virgil wrote the Bucolics. These...

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