A drama play set in the Revolt of the Brotherhoods puts an end to an investigation into the public uses of cities in the Renaissance

Project research team. (From left to right.) Top: Mónica Bolufer, Jorge A. Catal

Project research team. (From left to right.) Top: Mónica Bolufer, Jorge A. Catalá, Juan Gomis and Blanca Llanes. Bottom: Daniel Muñoz, Juan Francisco Pardo and Pablo Pérez.

The Cloister of the La Nau Cultural Centre of the University of Valencia (UV) hosts this Saturday, November 19 at 1:00 p.m. the play La farsa de les Germanies, a theatrical performance that evokes this revolt that shook the city of Valencia 500 years ago and in which the popular classes rose up against the nobility. The work is part of the international project Public Renaissance (University of Valencia), which has spent four years investigating the public uses of urban space in the Renaissance.

The representation, based on satire, is free and open to all audiences and is written and directed by Rafael Rodríguez Marzo, a professor at the Superior School of Dramatic Art of Valencia, and represented by the Confraria Bufa dels Còmics sense Llengua. The farce of the Brotherhoods will reveal to the viewer the daily life of the city in the year 1524, two years after the end of the Revolt of the Brotherhoods, with stories of its protagonists represented by actresses and actors from the Superior School of Dramatic Art.

The Public Renaissance project belongs to the HERA network (Humanities in the European Research Area) , and is funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation.

The scientific and transfer coordination of La farsa de les Germanies is led by Mónica Bolufer and the professor at the Catholic University of Valencia Juan Gomis, and Pablo Pérez García, professor of the Department of Modern and Contemporary History (UV) has also participated in the historical consultancy. In addition to Bolufer, Gomis and Pérez, the Public Renaissance scientific team is made up of Blanca Llanes, Jorge A. Català, Juan Francisco Pardo and Daniel Muñoz.

Public Renaissance also transfers the results of its research to society through the Hidden Valencia application for mobile devices, which guides the user through the main scenes of the German revolt in the city, through urban heritage.

The revolt of the Brotherhoods shook the Valencian and Majorcan lands between 1519 and 1523. The uprising threatened the established social order and forced Emperor Charles V to intervene to put the rebellion down, which was followed by brutal repression. The Brotherhoods defeat marked the future of the kingdoms of Valencia and Majorca for decades.

Hidden Valencia project , within the framework of Public Renaissance.

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  • Poster for the play La farsa de les Germanies.

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