MASKARADA: AN EXAMPLE OF A BASQUE CARNIVAL THEATRE
Maskarada is the popular theatre that takes place in the streets of villages of Soule (Basque Country) every year in carnival and sprint. It represents an example of traditional street theatre in the Basque language.
It is the most representative work of Basque folklore. Every year, a town of
The members of the maskarada are divided in two groups: “the red” (they are the ones who represent the good) and “the black” (who represent the evil). Those two sides have different roles: “the red” try to dance while “the black” bother them all the time. There is a main character named Pitxu (the black side) which is funny in the theatre because he is a drunk and womanizer. In addition there are other characters as Txerrero, Zamaltzain, Gatüzain…