sainete
masculine noun
1. (theater) 
Este sainete para un elenco de dos hombres se presentó por primera vez en 1963.This one-act farce for a cast of two men was first played in 1963.
Los sainetes solían representarse entre actos y durante el intervalo.Comic sketches used to be played between acts and during the intermission.
sainete
Noun
1. (theater) 
a. short, popular comic play 
sainete
1 (Teat) one-act farce; one-act comedy
2 (Culin) (salsa) seasoning; sauce; (bocadito) titbit; delicacy
A sainete is a humorous short, generally one-act, verse play sometimes performed as an interlude between the acts of a major play. Sainetes were developed in the 18th century by playwrights such as Ramón de la Cruz, and were largely based on satirical observations of ordinary people's lives and reflected this in the language they were written in. They were still being written by authors such as Carlos Arniches well into the 20th century.
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