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Q: Flemish Farce
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0437  Thursday, 11 March 1999.

From:           John Cox <
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Date:           Wednesday, 10 Mar 1999 11:18:36 -0500
Subject:        Flemish Farce

My question pertains not to Shakespeare but to a Flemish farce called
"The Trick-Water Farce."  It is identified as the play being performed
in Pieter Brueghel the Younger's painting called "A Village Fete," dated
1632.  The scene from the farce includes a devil disguised as a monk,
seducing a woman whose jealous husband looks on, concealed in a
coachman's hod.

Is the farce extant?  Does anyone know anything about it?  Please reply
off list.

John Cox

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