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Fastnachtsspiele#

Fastnachtspiele (Carnival Plays), rustic, farcical plays during carnival originating in Nuremberg in the late 15th and 16th century and spreading throughout the German-speaking world. Early carnival dramas were characterised by especially coarse and sarcastic humour and depicted scenes from daily life (marriage, court proceedings); later the themes became more general and included political, religious and literary subjects.

Literature#

A. Doerrer, Tiroler Fasnacht, 1949.