Tuesday, October 29, 2013

From the Archives: Maurelian Society Play - Louis XI


Want a Halloween costume that isn't Miley or a Walking Dead zombie?  Go old-school (literally) and style yourself after one of the characters in Louis XI, a play CBC's Maurelian Society performed toward the end of 19th century. All you need is a wig, a jaunty feathered hat or a crown, tights, and a cape.

The play these students performed may have been Casimir Delavigne's Louis the Eleventh (1855), although we don't know for sure. We do know for sure that Louis XI was the king of France from 1461-1483. According to an article in the Chambers Biographical Dictionary (Credo Reference), "Though able and intelligent, his craftiness and treachery earned him the title 'spider-king'."

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