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Claude Gaignebet Les Triomphes de Carnaval [The Triumphs of Carnival]
Musée du Dessin et de l'Estampe Originale de Gravelines, Chateau-Arsenal, Gravelines, France, 5th January-6th June 2004

If you are travelling to France via Calais for an early summer holiday, it would be well worth making a short detour to see this exhibition at Gravelines, on the coast about 20km to the east of Calais. It concerns various aspects of carnival, including features relevant to folk drama such as the Commedia dell'Arte. The exhibition catalogue by Claude Gaignebet, Jean Sébille and Dominique Tonneau-Rycknelynck has 248 pages, with 180 colour illustrations. Opening hours are 14:00-17:00 Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays; 15:00-18:00 Saturdays & Sundays; closed Tuesdays.