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Title: Medieval Entertainment


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Medieval Entertainment
Colin Shin 7E SS Mr. Tabbara
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Entertainment in Middle Ages
  • Entertainment feasts, banquets, jousts,
    tournaments, mystery plays, fairs.
  • Also games, hunting, and hawking for
    entertainment.

3
Jousts and Tournaments
  • Jousts was competition between two kingiths.
  • Uses long stick to attack.
  • Knights are on horses.
  • Nobles and wealthy enjoyed.

4
More Entertainment
  • Providers of entertainment troubadours,
    minstrels, and jugglers.
  • Jesters and mummers also provided entertainment.

5
Troubadours and Minstrels
  • Troubadours poet musicians that didnt 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).

6
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

7
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.

8
Games in Middle Ages
  • Chess, board games, dice games, and backgammon
    were popular.
  • Chess game where you use strategy to capture
    opponents king.

9
Entertainment for Wealthy
  • Jousts and feasts entertainment wealthy people
    particularly enjoyed.
  • Tournaments popular musicians would provide
    musical entertainment.

10
Outdoor Entertainment
  • Popular games archery, chess, colf, gameball,
    wrestling, and stoolball.
  • Gameball football, colf golf, stoolball
    cricket.

11
Popular Instruments
  • Guitars
  • Drums
  • Citterns
  • Recorders

12
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.

13
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.

14
Thank you for watching!
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  • Colin Shin 7E

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Wonderful, Helpful Sites
  • www.wikipedia.org
  • www.google.com
  • www.Images.google.com
  • http//www.middle-ages.org.uk/entertainment-middle
    -ages.htm
  • http//www.medieval-life.net/life_main.htm
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