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The Ethnology Notebooks. 2017, 2 (134), 448—459

UDK 791.62+343.6

DOI https://doi.org/10.15407/nz2017.02.448

PUBLIC EXECUTIONS IN MEDIEVAL EUROPE AS A FORM OF A THEATRICAL EVENT

Yudov Mykola, associate professor

at the KNUKiM,

Ye. Konovaltsia Street 36, 01601, Kyiv, Ukraine.

Contacts: knukim@ukr.net

Yudova-Romanova Kateryna, Senior teacher

at the KNUKiM,

Ye. Konovaltsia Street 36, 01601, Kyiv, Ukraine.

Contacts: E-mail: knukim@ukr.net

Abstract. This article aims to study the public medieval executions in Europe, as a form of a theatrical event, which has a defined scenario, actors and audience. Author analyzes social and cultural function of the execution, classifies their main types, from the point of view of their scenario and directing. The theatrical and visual aspects are also being an important factor.

Keywords: medieval public execution, theatrical event.

Received 03.03.2017

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