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The Coventry Corpus Christi Plays
One of the greatest medieval drama cycles in England was mounted annually at Coventry at Corpus Christi until suppressed in 1579 and is of particular importance because it was almost certainly seen by William Shakespeare when he was a boy in nearby Stratford-upon-Avon.


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9781580440554 | Published: 2000
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Crossing the Boundaries
Despite the paramount importance of confraternities (especially to males) in medieval European society, scholars have tended to neglect not only the social role they played but also the influence they had on the art, drama, music, and thinking of the society in which they not only existed but thrived.


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9780918720450 | Published: 1991
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Drama and Sermon in Late Medieval England
Investigates how sermons and vernacular religious drama worked as media for public learning. The interrelation between sermons and vernacular drama, formerly assumed to be a close one, is addressed from historical connections, performative aspects, and the portrayal of penance.


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9781580442770 | Published: 2017
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Early Drama, Art, and Music Documents

Wasson here provides the basic tools necessary to transcribe documents, without regard for the historical development of alphabets, letter forms, and the like. This manual will be of great interest to scholars of the arts in need of a guide for their journeys into the archives.




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9781879288331 | Published: 1993
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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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From the Romans to the Normans on the English Renaissance Stage
Examines the late 16th- and early 17th-century engagement with a crucial part of Britain's past, the period between the withdrawal of the Roman legions and the Norman Conquest. Considers how ideas about early modern English and British national, religious, and political identities were rooted in pre-Conquest cultural constructions.


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9781580442794 | Published: 2017
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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.


Hardback    £31.50
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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