Synonyms for irozii or Related words with irozii
Examples of "irozii"
Typically performed by schoolteachers and deacons, "
" initially took place in the boyar's or lord's court; in later years, performances would be given in the salons of the grand houses. "
" began to fade in the late 19th century; elaborate pageants are no longer common, though a less elaborate form continues.
" influenced the Purim plays of the Romanian Jews (generally credited as the origin of Yiddish theater) and "vice versa". Thus, the origin of Romanian-language popular theater in the first half of the 19th century was echoed in the later origin (also in Romania) of Yiddish theater.
(singular "Irod") were Romanian Orthodox minstrel shows, played in the Christmas season, centered on the figure of Herod the Great () and the Massacre of the Innocents. Along with a New Year tradition of imitation peasant weddings, they are generally considered the origin of Romanian-language popular theater.
The origin of theatre in Christian societies in Europe is often traced to Passion Plays and other religious pageants, similar in some ways to the Purim plays. In the Middle Ages, few Jews would have seen these: they were often performed in the courtyards of Christian churches (few of which were near the Jewish ghettos), on Christian holidays, and they often had significant antisemitic elements in their plots and dialogue. However, in later times, the Romanian Orthodox Christmas tradition of "
" — minstrel shows centered around the figure of Herod the Great (Rom: "Irod"), which were the origin of Romanian-language theatre — definitely influenced Purim plays and "vice versa".
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