This play was an absolute delight after the monotony of spousal abuse. Here, a lady with three suitors tells each of them to dress up in a different costume, a priest, a dead man, and a devil, and to meet her in the graveyard that night. The three show up, unaware of the other's intention, and hilarity ensues as they each mistake each other for the real thing. I enjoyed this play because the fun was essentially harmless, and the woman finally got a happy ending. It also underscores the care put into all aspects of the medieval performance that their masks and costumes would be believable enough to trick people into believing they were truly dead or a devil. It makes me wonder about the sophistication of other aspects of the production, and who took control of designing and creating these intricate costumes.
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M.A. French Literature Florida State University