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“Houses a B&B as well”
Review of Town Theatre

Town Theatre
Olen, Belgium
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“Houses a B&B as well”
Reviewed 23 September 2012

From 1613 onwards the Jesuits used this former Theatre building for school and theatrical purposes. Theatre performances were often connected to poetry reading and or oratorial practice. School semesters often ended with theatre performances and students with successful performances were specially rewarded. Around 1613 a wooden stage with animated scene was was set up in the courtyard in, mid 17th century the stage was moved to a brick building that was specially rebuilt for this purpose, in 1663 an extensive Interior renovation. At that time the theatre covered the entire floor of the building. Gigs had primarily a biblical or religious history, or fiction stories with a great emotional religious and moral influence, all of this performed in Latin. Although the Jesuit order was dissolved late 18th century, the building still serves as the City Theatre.

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