Medieval English Theatre 37

November 2015
2 colour, 1 line illustrations
172 pages
23x16.5 cm
Medieval English Theatre
ISBN: 9781843844167
Format: Paperback
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Medieval English Theatre 37

"The Best Pairt of our Play". Essays presented to John J. McGavin. Part I

Edited by Sarah Carpenter, Pamela M. King, Meg Twycross, Greg Walker

Essays on aspects of early drama, including in this volume a focus on the Towneley plays.
Editors: Sarah Carpenter, Pamela M. King, Meg Twycross, Greg Walker. Medieval English Theatre is the premier journal in early theatre studies. Its name belies its wide range of interest: it publishes articles on theatre and pageantry from across the British Isles up to the opening of the London playhouses and the suppression of the civic mystery cycles, and also includes contributions on European and Latin drama, together with analyses of modern survivals or equivalents, and of research productions of medieval plays.
This volume includes essays on spectatorship, audience reception and records of early drama, especially in Scotland, besides engaging with the current interest in the Towneley Plays and the history of its manuscript.

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Table of Contents

The Places of Foolery: Robert Armin and fooling in Edinburgh - Sarah Carpenter
George Bannatyne's 'Sertane Mirry Interludis', and Sir David Lyndsay's play - Janet Hadley Williams
The Linlithgow Interlude of 1540 and Lyndsay's Satire of the Thrie Estaitis - Greg Walker
Stage Directions in Lyndsay's Ane Satire of the Thrie Estaitis - Peter Happe
The Dramatic Voice of William Dunbar - R D S Jack
How to Track a Bear in Southwark: a learning module - Tanya Hagen and Sally-Beth MacLean
The Digby Mary Magdalen in Performance: a merry peripeteia - Bob Godfrey
'Thus am I Rent on Rode': taking apart the Towneley Crucifixion - Garrett P.J. Epp
The Second Shepherds' Play: a play for the Christmas season - Alexandra F. Johnston
'They did not come out of an Abbey in Lancashire': Francis Douce and the manuscript of the Towneley Plays - Meg Twycross

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