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a festival marked by merrymaking and processions

a frenetic disorganized (and often comic) disturbance suggestive of a large public entertainment

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a traveling show

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As a consequence we therefore believe that Bakhtin's analyses of carnival and the carnivalesque have much to offer democracy and education, and argue in this article for the potential of the carnivalesque to promote creative engagement with, and opposition to, contemporary systems and ideas.
This was done in 2016, before the US elections-a perfect example of carnivalesque and of culture change.
Specifically, two larger socio-cultural shifts underlie and propel this variation: first, a turn from an ugliness-based standard to a beauty-based standard and second, an influence on the carnivalesque stems from irrationality- based concepts which gained currency in modernity and challenged traditional values, logic, and language.
As for the author, he was suspected of one-sidedness, which suggested that if he was not completely inconsistent, then he certainly overstated the importance of the carnivalesque in the process of cultural evolution.
During the carnivalesque celebration and in fact: during any celebration in the stage of unleashed partying--people are in a good mood, in a state of gregarious sociability disregardful of social hierarchies, engaging in games and shows, with music and dance.
It is only through such a persona that Charlie and Kevin are able to externalize their private trauma, with the carnivalesque rampage functioning as a warped exercise in self-definition.
The strength of Vaught's self-described "folkloric" approach is that it enables her to uncover the expressive versatility as well as the local diversity of the carnivalesque mode in and beyond the early modern period.
THE Zoo Project Music Festival will bring its carnivalesque vibe to the Midlands this summer for three days.
In the second section, he considers the transmutation of Yiddish drama from the advent of the purim-shpil at the end of the seventeenth century, addressing the adoption of theatre by Judaism despite ritual injunction, the parodic roots of the purim-shpil and its carnivalesque nature, the purim-rabbi, and the achievements of Yiddish theatre, and the various languages.
There is much pleasure in the carnivalesque and the scatological is very much part of this tradition.
He mimics the plot of Hamlet to manipulate the audience's expectations of the plot trajectory and brings the exalted Shakespearean text back down to earth using the arsenal of carnivalesque tactics that Bakhtin describes in Rabelais and His World: particularly abusive language, grotesque imagery, and clownish misappropriations of authority--all of which are, ironically, among the preferred carnivalesque tactics of Shakespeare himself, as we will see.
The monstrous is coupled with the bitter sardonic laugh of carnivalesque derision and parody.
But the carnivalesque atmosphere subsided as he sang some of the slower, more haunting tunes such as Charles Aznavour''s She, the wistful In Another Room and, of course, the superb Good Year For The Roses.
The soundtrack for these scenes--the music one usually hears at bullfights, which of course plays with the fact that she is from Spain--contributes a great deal to the humorous effect and the carnivalesque tone of the film; she is a ferocious bull, a beast.
Hopkinson draws from folklore from the Caribbean to Russia to create a fantasy world that turns the Toronto landscape into a carnivalesque realization of its inhabitants' hopes and fears.