Night Masque

Wednesday-, thursday, friday evening at the Residenz

In the unique atmosphere of the town palace‘s interior courtyard musicians and dancers perform the rise and fall of Sir Asinus, a satirical allegory based on a novel written by a clerk of the French royal court in the 14th century. The Roman de Fauvel was a household name in those days, a play acted out by itinerant troupes of actors throughout Europe and most likely also in Landshut. Similar plays used to be performed on market squares and it was probably to those who in Elizabethan times came to be known as groundlings that the spectacle afforded most pleasure, for it is them who will be putting an end to the parvenu’s machinations.The music and the dances are entirely based on contemporary manuscripts.