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Material Culture and Medieval Drama

Edited by Clifford Davidson

Material Culture and Medieval Drama
Hardback, 260 pages £27.50
Published: 1999
ISBN: 9781580440202
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Subjects: Medieval Institute Publications, Medieval Studies
Series: Early Drama, Art, and Music Monograph

The contributions by distinguished American and British scholars to this volume recognize that early drama depended on specific developments in material culture in order to achieve its effects, which included both visual and auditory means of appealing to audiences. The discussions range from the parchment and paper on which the plays were written to the instruments which enhanced their production. Of special interest is Mary Remnant's survey of musical instruments available to producers; she is the recognized expert on medieval English instruments.

Illustrations Preface Material Culture, Writing, and Early Drama by Clifford Davidson Costumes and Vestments for the Medieval Music Drama by Dunbar H. Ogden The Providers of Pyrotechnics in Plays and Celebrations by Philip Butterworth Notes for the Staging of a Late Medieval Passion Play by Veronique Plesch Makers of Heaven on Earth: The Construction of Early Drama in Cornwall by Gloria J. Betcher The Sound of Civic Specatacle: Noise in Burgundian Ceremonial Entries by Jesse D. Hurlbut Musical Instruments in Early English Drama by Mary Remnan Index

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



Publication Details:


Binding:
 Hardback , 260 pages
ISBN:
 9781580440202
Illus.

BIC Code:
 AN, HBLC1
BISAC Code:
  HIS037010, PER011020
Imprint:
 Medieval Institute Publications


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