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Over time, the allegorical disguise became more sophisticated spectacle, if parody or ridicule something, it has more to do with educational positions than destroy, is especially evident in mid-18 th century during the reign of Empress Catherine II One striking example of such education was a procession of masquerades, to march in 1763 through the streets of Moscow for three days and embodies a triumphant procession of Minerva, Roman goddess embodies the state wisdom and patroness of crafts and art.

One of the most grandiose spectacle took place in Moscow in 1763. His approximation of citizens informing a special poster, which stated: "This Month 30 th and February 1 st and 2 nd on the streets: Big German, on both Basmanny, the Butcher and Pokrovka from 10 am until late, will travel big masquerade, called "The Triumph of Minerva. Who wants to see signified it, can gather there and ride the mountains in the whole week Shrovetide, from morning till night, a masked or unmasked, as they wish, men of all ranks. To disguise preparing everything. The audience thought about where to take the seat back, Participants memorized the texts of roles, tailors sewed clothes, machinists master manufactures "masquerade machine.

His concerns were at the Moscow chief of police's office: it was necessary arrange the "pickets" in the streets where the procession will go "so that meter carnival not can inflict stop and obstacles ", sprinkle with slippery, raze vyboeny, put pickets near taverns "in order not to let the pub are the carnival attendants, dressed in masquerade dresses. To develop the script, emblems and symbols, texts and inscriptions for Masque groups and decorative paintings attract the best literary forces Petersburg and Moscow, artists and apprentices picturesque teams and collectives. In the procession, which includes two hundred carts, chariots, sledges, took part four thousand. As performers F. Volkov drew hundreds actors, professionals, students and scholars, soldiers, workhouse folk, regimental musicians. General guidance on this occasion exercised II Betskoi (Betsky).


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