Medieval English Theatre 40

April 2019
10 black and white illustrations
211 pages
23x16.5 cm
Medieval English Theatre
ISBN: 9781843845287
Format: Paperback

Medieval English Theatre 40

Edited by Sarah Carpenter, Elisabeth Dutton, Gordon Kipling, Meg Twycross

Essays on aspects of early drama.
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.
The articles in this fortieth volume engage with the key communities for early theatre: royalty, city and household, and religious institutions. Topics include the Royal Entry of Elizabeth Woodville into Norwich (1469); Henry VIII's Robin Hood entertainment for Catherine of Aragon; the sun's contribution to stage effects in the York Corpus Christi Play: the engagement with local worthies in Mankind; and the convent drama of Huy, in the Low Countries.

Contributors include: Aurélie Blanc, Philip Butterworth, Clare Egan, John Marshall, Olivia Robinson, Michael Spence, Meg Twycross.

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Table of Contents

Producing the Journal over Forty Years - Meg Twycross
William Parnell, supplier of staging and ingenious devices, and his role in the visit of Elizabeth Woodville to Norwich in 1469 - Philip Butterworth and Michael Spence
The Huy Nativity from the Seventeenth to the Twenty-First Century: Translation, Play-Back, and Pray-Back - Olivia Robinson and Aurélie Blanc
A 'Gladnes' of Robin Hood's Men: Henry VIII Entertains Queen Katherine - John Marshall
Reading Mankind in a Culture of Defamation - Clare Egan
The Sun in York (Part One): Illumination, Reflection, and Timekeeping for the Corpus Christi Play - Meg Twycross

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