DOI: 10.1590/2237-2660129706vs02
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Harlequin Companies: the retrieval of a forgotten popular tradition in the fairs of Lisbon

Paula Gomes Magalhães

Abstract: In Lisbon, the fairs and their amusements were one of the most popular manifestations of popular culture during the second half of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. Among the entertainment on offer, theater was one of the most appreciated, but history has only kept the memory of the shacks that, in the fairs, began to feature a recited repertoire (comedies, parodies, magic and revues). The tents of harlequins and saltimbancos, itinerant troupes that went from place-toplace performing acro… Show more

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