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Medieval Entertainment Colin Shin 7E SS Mr. Tabbara
Entertainment in Middle Ages Entertainment: feasts, banquets, jousts, tournaments, mystery plays, fairs. Also: games, hunting, and hawking for entertainment.
Jousts and Tournaments Jousts: was competition between two kingiths. Uses long stick to attack. Knights are on horses. Nobles and wealthy enjoyed.
More Entertainment Providers of entertainment: troubadours, minstrels, and jugglers. Jesters and mummers also provided entertainment.
Troubadours and Minstrels Troubadours: poet musicians that didn’t write religious poems. Wrote about romances about knights and ladies. They traveled from village to village. Minstrels: entertainers for both upper and peasant classes. Played songs about great battles and honor, (King Arthur).
Jugglers, Jesters, Mummers Jugglers: entertainers that used balls do entertain. Jesters: a fool or buffoon at medieval courts Mummers: masked or costumed merrymaker or dancers at festivals
Major Holidays and Festivals Holidays: Christmas, Easter, May Day, and completion of harvest. Usual activities during holidays: music, games, and outdoor entertainment. Minstrels and Troubadours: mainly produced music, chess popular.
Games in Middle Ages Chess, board games, dice games, and backgammon were popular. Chess: game where you use strategy to capture opponent’s king.
Entertainment for Wealthy Jousts and feasts: entertainment wealthy people particularly enjoyed. Tournaments: popular; musicians: would provide musical entertainment.
Outdoor Entertainment Popular games: archery, chess, colf, gameball, wrestling, and stoolball. Gameball: football, colf: golf, stoolball: cricket.
Popular Instruments Guitars Drums Citterns Recorders
Medieval Music Minstrels and troubadours produced music. Music was popular, but church disapproved of some. During the Medieval times: 2 types of music. Sacred and Secular.
More Medieval Music Sacred music: mainly religious music, very slow, was in Latin. Example: Gregorian Chant (mainly developed- 800 ~1000) Secular music: discouraged by the church, not religious, not in Latin.