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The Saint Play in Medieval Europe

Edited by Clifford Davidson

The Saint Play in Medieval Europe
Hardback, 296 pages £70.00
Published: 1986
ISBN: 9780918720771
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Subjects: Medieval Institute Publications, Medieval Studies
Series: Early Drama, Art, and Music Monograph

This illustrated volume intelligently provides a much-needed introduction to what may have been the most popular variety of drama in the Middle Ages: the saint play. A comprehensive and collaborative survey is provided with an emphasis on interdisciplinary study rather than only literary analysis. While the saint play in England is the connecting theme of the volume, the papers explore other topics necessary to fully understand the culture of the saint play, such as the genre as manifest on the continent, including plays in French, Italian, and German.

Contents List of illustrations Preface Introduction by Clifford Davidson Persona in Cantilena: St. Nicholas in Music in Medieval Drama by Clyde W. Brockett The Middle English Saint Play and Its Iconography by Clifford Davidson The Saint Play in Medieval France by Lynette R. Muir The Italian Saint Play: The Example of Perugia by Kathleen C. Falvey The Protestant Adaptation of the Saint Play by Peter Happe The Secular Saint Plays of the Elizabethan Era by John Wasson Index

Clifford Davidson is professor emeritus of English and Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University.

Publication Details:

 Hardback , 296 pages

BIC Code:
  HIS037010, LIT013000, PER011020
 Medieval Institute Publications


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