The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0759 Tuesday, 27 April 1999.
Date: Monday, 26 Apr 1999 14:36:07 -0400
Subject: Stage Devils in Art
Does anyone know of an early graphic representation of a stage devil in
a play? I thought I had found one in Pieter Brueghel the Younger's "A
Village Fete," dated 1632, which includes a scene from the Dutch
"Trick-Water Farce." Bob Potter assures me, however, that the farce in
question involves a real monk seducing a woman, not a devil disguised as
a monk, as some have suggested.
Any pictures of devils in early plays would be greatly appreciated.