Medieval Theatre In Context An Introduction

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Medieval Theatre In Context

Author : John Wesley Harris
ISBN : 0415067820
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Medieval Theatre In Context An Introduction

Author : John Harris
ISBN : 9781134961894
Genre : Performing Arts
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First Published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.
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The Medieval Theatre

Author : Glynne Wickham
ISBN : 0521312485
Genre : Drama
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This is a thoroughly revised edition of Glynne Wickham's important history of the development of dramatic art in Christian Europe. Professor Wickham surveys the foundations on which this dramatic art was built: the architecture, costumes and ceremonial of the imperial court at Byzantium, the liturgies of countires in the Eastern and Western Empires and the triumph of the Roman rite and the Romanesque style in Western art. Within this context Professor Wickham describes three major influences upon the drama: religion, recreation and commerce. The first produced the liturgical music drama rooted in praise of Christ the King, vernacular Corpus Christi drama, Saint Plays and Moralities centred on the humanity of Christ. The second gave rise to the secular theatres of social recreation based on the games and dances of village communities ad the more sophisticated sex and war games of the nobility. The section on commerce shows how the development of the drama was intimately related to questions of funding and management which led, during the sixteenth century, to the substitution of a professional for an amateur theatre, and to a growing emphasis on stage spectacle. For this third edition the author has added a substantial section on monastic reform and its effect on Biblical translation and the use of allegory; a final chapter charts the transition in different European countries from this medieval Gothic theatre to the neoclassical methods of play construction and representation which flourished for the next two hundred years. The book gorges a coherent pattern through a very large and complicated subject. It is an excellent introduction to medieval theatre for undergraduates and to the growing number of theatregoers who enjoy contemporary revivals of medieval plays. A large plate section gives a pictorial version of the story, using photographs of contemporary manuscript illuminations, mosaics, frescoes, paintings and sculptures.
Category: Drama

Theatrical Theology

Author : Wesley Vander Lugt
ISBN : 9781630873981
Genre : Religion
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Theology is inherently theatrical, rooted in God's performance on the world stage and oriented toward faith seeking performative understanding in the theatre of everyday life. Following Hans Urs von Balthasar's magisterial, five-volume Theo-Drama, a growing number of theologians and pastors have been engaging more widely with theatre and drama, producing what has been recognized as a "theatrical turn" in theology. This volume includes thirteen essays from theologians and pastors who have contributed in distinct ways to this theatrical turn and who desire to deepen interdisciplinary dialogue between theology and theatre. The result is an unprecedented collection of essays that embodies and advances theatrical theology for the purpose of enriching theological reflection and edifying the church.
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Reader S Guide To Literature In English

Author : Mark Hawkins-Dady
ISBN : 9781135314170
Genre : Reference
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Reader's Guide Literature in English provides expert guidance to, and critical analysis of, the vast number of books available within the subject of English literature, from Anglo-Saxon times to the current American, British and Commonwealth scene. It is designed to help students, teachers and librarians choose the most appropriate books for research and study.
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The Egerton Genesis

Author : Mary Coker Joslin
ISBN : 0802047580
Genre : History
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The Egerton Genesis is a pictorial narrative of the biblical Genesis, supplemented by legendary material. It was commissioned in the fourteenth century for the entertainment of a middle-class patron and his friends.
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The Cambridge Companion To Medieval English Theatre

Author : Richard Beadle
ISBN : 0521459168
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The mystery plays and other drama of the English Middle Ages are perennially popular with students and theater audiences alike. This book gives an up-to-date account of the field, aimed at students of English literature and theater, as well as showing how the plays can be appreciated by the theater-going public in modern productions. It introduces new readers to famous mystery cycles such as those of Chester and York, and to great morality plays such as Everyman. There is a strong emphasis on theatricality, with numerous illustrations and valuable reference material.
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The Idea Of The Theater In Latin Christian Thought

Author : Donnalee Dox
ISBN : UOM:39015059132004
Genre : History
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Drawing on a wide range of documentary evidence dating from the 4th to 14th century, this study looks at the legacy of the Greco-Roman theatre in Christian writings.
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Medieval English Drama

Author : Katie Normington
ISBN : 9780745654867
Genre : Drama
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Medieval English Drama provides a fresh introduction to the dramatic and festive practices of England in the late Middle Ages. The book places particular emphasis on the importance of the performance contexts of these events, bringing to life a period before permanent theatre buildings when performances took place in a wide variety of locations and had to fight to attract and maintain the attention of an audience. Showing the interplay between dramatic and everyday life, the book covers performances in convents, churches, parishes, street processions and parades, and in particular distinguishes between modes of outdoor and indoor performance. Katie Normington aids the reader to a fuller understanding of these early English dramatic practices by explaining the significance of the place of performance, the particularities of spectatorship for each event and how the conventions of the form of drama were manipulated to address its reception. Audiences considered range from cloistered members, congregations and parish members to urban citizens, nobles and royalty. Undergraduate students of literature of this period will find this an approachable and illuminating guide.
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Medieval Theatre Performance

Author : Philip Butterworth
ISBN : 9781843844761
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Investigations into the "realities" of staging dramatic performances, of a variety of kinds, in the middle ages.
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The Appearances Of Medieval Rituals

Author : Nils Holger Petersen
ISBN : UOM:39015061193424
Genre : History
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Appearances can be deceptive; and medieval ritual practices are in this respect no exception. They perform stability through the codification of repetitive modes of behaviour and simultaneously admit flexibility in their integration of newer forms of representation. They mask the historical contingencies of their own creation and construct alternative narratives of authority and continuity. They do not simply appear; their appearance reflects the mutual interplay of construction and modification. This collection of eleven essays - which chronologically spans the period from the Carolingians to the Catholic Reform movement of the later sixteenth century - explores this double-edged potential in the appearance of medieval ritual practices; and, in this case, chiefly church rituals. It comprises a series of individual studies by scholars of literature, theology, music, and the visual arts. Each study examines a particular moment of change or transformation in ritual practices, illuminating, thereby, processes of ritualization. In this way, the book both provides an impulse to the recent renewal of methodological interest in ritual studies and presents individual contributions to specific scholarly discourses within this broad area.
Category: History

Reading Medieval Studies

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ISBN : UVA:X006067547
Genre : Civilization, Medieval
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The Medieval Theater Of Cruelty

Author : Jody Enders
ISBN : 9781501720857
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Why did medieval dramatists weave so many scenes of torture into their plays? Exploring the cultural connections among rhetoric, law, drama, literary creation, and violence, Jody Enders addresses an issue that has long troubled students of the Middle Ages. Theories of rhetoric and law of the time reveal, she points out, that the ideology of torture was a widely accepted means for exploiting such essential elements of the stage and stagecraft as dramatic verisimilitude, pity, fear, and catharsis to fabricate truth. Analyzing the consequences of torture for the history of aesthetics in general and of drama in particular, Enders shows that if the violence embedded in the history of rhetoric is acknowledged, we are better able to understand not only the enduring "theater of cruelty" identified by theorists from Isidore of Seville to Antonin Artaud, but also the continuing modern devotion to the spectacle of pain.
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Physical Theatres A Critical Introduction

Author : Simon Murray
ISBN : 9781134231041
Genre : Performing Arts
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Physical Theatres: A Critical Introduction is the first account to provide a comprehensive overview of non text-based theatre, from experimental dance to traditional mime. This book synthesizes the history, theory and practice of physical theatres for students and performers, in what is both a core area of study and a dynamic and innovative aspect of theatrical practice. This comprehensive book: traces the roots of physical performance in classical and popular theatrical traditions looks at the Dance Theatre of DV8, Pina Bausch, Liz Aggiss and Jérôme Bel examines the contemporary practice of companies such as Théatre du Soleil, Complicité and Goat Island focuses on principles and practices in actor training, with reference to figures such as Jacques Lecoq, Lev Dodin, Philippe Gaulier, Monika Pagneux, Etienne Decroux, Anne Bogart and Joan Littlewood. Physical Theatres: A Critical Introduction can be used as a standalone text, or together with its companion volume, Physical Theatres: A Critical Reader, to provide an invaluable introduction to the physical in theatre and performance.
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Images Of Faith In English Literature 700 1550

Author : Denise Dyas
ISBN : STANFORD:36105022386887
Genre : Literary Criticism
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When studying medieval literature, the modern reader frequently encounters images and characters drawn from Christian thought which, though intriguing, may well be unfamiliar and prove to be a barrier to understanding. This book therefore offers a much-needed, student-friendly introduction to the Christian world-view which so profoundly influenced the creation of many Old and Middle English texts. Written in a lively and accessible style, the book outlines key doctrines and explains terminology in a way which will help readers to understand and appreciate the literature more fully. Each chapter deals with a significant author or group of texts, setting them against the aspects of Christian teaching commonly held to influence them. The unique Reference Section provides a short chronological history of the Early Church, together with brief biographies of key figures, an introduction to the teachings, worship and organisation of the medieval Church, a glossary and extensive bibliography. Subjects covered in the reference section are clearly highlighted in the text to provide easy access to background information. Images of Faith is an invaluable resource for all students of medieval literature and history.
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