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These shows were called by various names, Pageants, Masques, Interludes, Mummings or Disguisings, and on every great or little occasion there was sure to be something of the sort.
The Interludes came next, after the Moralities, with a little more human interest and a little more fun, and from them it was easy to pass to real comedies.
Behind it all, he had a subconsciousness that he was but taking a part in some mystical play; yet with an abandon which, when he stopped to think of it, astonished him, he gave himself up without effort or scruple to this most amazing interlude.
As, after this interlude, the seamen resumed their work upon the jacket of the whale, many strange things were hinted in reference to this wild affair.
An interlude ensued, during which the millionaire stared at the priest, and the priest at his breviary; then the pantaloon returned and said, with staccato gravity, "The policeman is still lying on the stage.
After the interlude of elephants dancing, they returned and made the observation for the second time.
While most of the interludes on "A Seat at the Table" are handled by Master P, Knowles shares his experiences on "Interlude: Dad was Mad.
That said, I do wish these interludes had been given more context.
Think of a real-life version of Happy Feet without the musical interludes, and you won't go far wrong.
Cervantes's Eight Interludes is an anthology of eight of Cervantes' brief, comedic plays originally published in 1615.
This evidence suggests an increasing prominence of the courtly interlude through the first half of the sixteenth century: printers published texts from playwrights such as Skelton, Rastell, and Heywood while historical records and anecdotes, along with wardrobe accounts, point to a range of other interludes.
A OTHER interludes were the London-Brighton train journey, the windmill, the kitten and a ball of wool and the old lady with the spinning wheel.