Entertainment Magazine: Traveling Show

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The roving Traveling Shows of the 13th Century is the modern equivalent of the television set.

Dozens, perhaps thousands of Traveling Shows performed throughout medieval Europe with groups of minstrels. They would entertain with song, dance and theatrics.

The minstrel bards would sing and tell tales of faraway or imaginary places, events and legends. They were the storytellers who knew how to entertain. 

The minstrels would compose the lyrics, or use another’s tune, and spin a story that would captivate the crowd with their words and voice. The minstrel was a performer who would amuse his lord with music and song.

#463 Traveling Show.

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