Medieval English Theatre 39

June 2018
6 black and white illustrations
166 pages
23x16.5 cm
Medieval English Theatre
BISAC LIT011000, PER011020

Medieval English Theatre 39

Stagecraft, Performance, Reception

Edited by Sarah Carpenter, Gordon Kipling, Meg Twycross

Newest research into drama and performance of the middle ages.
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 features essays on stagecraft, performance, and reception across a wide range of theatrical genres. Overlapping themes include a return to the York Corpus Christi Play, the practicalities of pageant waggon construction and maintenance, mechanical stage effects, international influences, East Anglian theatre and "folk" happenings, academic Latin drama, and private gentry festivities.

Contributors include Jamie Beckett, Phil Butterworth, Peter Happé, James McBain, Tom Pettitt, James Stokes, and Diana Wyatt.

Table of Contents

Pageant-Carriage Maintenance at Chester - Philip Butterworth
Carnevale in Norwich, 1443: Gladman's Parade and its Continental Connections - Tom Pettitt
The Beccles Game Place and Local Drama in Early North-East Suffolk - James Stokes
Pendens super feretrum: Fergus, Aelred, and the York 'Funeral of the Virgin' - Jamie Beckett
George Gascoigne at Oxford - James McBain
Elizabeth Nevile's Wedding Entertainments: A Yorkshire Family Celebration in 1526 and its Contexts - Diana Wyatt
Herod's Killing of the Children in New College Chapel Oxford, 8 February 2017 (review) - Peter Happe

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