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The Fleury Playbook

Each essay covers a unique topic in the study of the Playbook, utilizing a diverse set of methodological tools and interdisciplinary approaches for subjects which have not heretofore received adequate scholarly attention. The topics at hand are each of significant interest to the field at large.




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9780918720658 | Published: 1985
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Fools and Folly
The Fool in the Middle Ages and Early Modern period was either a person who capitalized on his natural deficiencies, which were then considered amusing, or a professional entertainer who specialized in clowning. His role is best known to us through the plays of Shakespeare. Indispensable analyses of the Fool from a number of different perspectives.


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9781879288706 | Published: 1996
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9781879288690 | Published: 1996
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Gesture in Medieval Drama and Art
The first book to present sensible, penetrating, and wide-ranging discussions of the gestural effects that were integral to the early stage. Considers the influence of classical rhetoric and reference to medieval texts and documents. Of great importance for every serious theater historian or student of art concerned with the late Middle Ages.


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9781580440288 | Published: 2001
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Holy Week and Easter Ceremonies and Dramas from Medieval Sweden
Included here are the texts, translations, musical transcriptions, and facsimiles of the Swedish music-dramas for Holy Week and Easter: Depositio, Elevatio, and Visitatio Sepulchri.


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9780918720375 | Published: 1990
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9780918720368 | Published: 1990
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Homo, Memento Finis
The medieval cycle plays from such cities as York and Chester culminated in a drama about the end of time, the Last Judgment. David Bevington and the other contributors to this book look at this final event of history as depicted in pre-modern times.


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9780918720603 | Published: 1985
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Iconoclasm vs. Art and Drama
The radical Protestantism that led to the suppression of religious drama in England also destroyed perhaps the majority of ecclesiastical art in the country. The essays in this book provide analysis of the intellectual and religious motivation as well as new historical information concerning this phase of iconoclasm.


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9780918720986 | Published: 1989
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9780918720979 | Published: 1989
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The Idea of Music

Accessible to scholars whose specialties lie outside of technical music theory, keeping in mind especially the aesthetician but also general medieval scholars, and even the general reader.




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9780918720870 | Published: 1988
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Mary of Nemmegen
A prose condensation in English of the Middle Dutch play this is an important example of the literature that was imported from Holland in the early part of the 16th century. An analogue of the Faustus story, it is also a window on the obsession in its own time with the occult.


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9781580442213 | Published: 2016
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The Monophonic Lauda and the Lay Religious Confraternities of Tuscany and Umbria in the Late Middle Ages
The study of popular hymnody is remote not only from contemporary experience but also from very many contemporary scholars. The first English study of the form. Illustrated, including musical notation and black-and-white plates.


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9780918720900 | Published: 1988
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9780918720894 | Published: 1988
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A Selection of Early Music
Transcriptions were all designed for performances by the Society for Old Music, and were used in concerts for the local community, the International Congress on Medieval Studies. Concerts ranged from medieval chant and monophonic song to polyphonic choral works, and each concert focused on a particular topic.


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9781879288409 | Published: 1993
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