Campaign of the Month: August 2011
Le Ballet de l'Acier
Lo Trobador Espanyolo
The colorful sign of the Spanish Troubadour tavern is well-known among the Marseillais: a knock-kneed musician in a floppy hat with a long plume in his face, holding a broken lute. The regular clientele of the tavern reflects the residents of the Upper City, mostly craftspeople and laborers, attracted by cheap wine and bawdy rhymes and songs sung lustily by the crowd.
The Spanish Troubador is also a popular rendezvous for players visiting Marseille, however; on any given night tables and chairs are often be pushed aside for an impromptu performance, or players may simply busk on the street outside the tavern. When a troupe visits the city, fans of the theatre from all social strata may be found at the Spanish Troubador, hoping to catch a bit of commedia dell’arte or meet a player in person.