Medieval English Theatre 38

Medieval English Theatre 38

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

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





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.
This volume comprises the second half of the Festschrift presented to John J. McGavin (of which volume 27 is the first); its essays reflect and honour many of his interests. The subjects addressed include ceremonial (a coronation and a grand funeral), audience reception and spectatorship of many kinds, Welsh drama, the role of women in the production of libels, and the structure of didactic dialogue plays. A special addition is the late David Mills' last essay, on the Abraham Sacrifiant of Théodore Bèze.

Contributors: Mishtooni Bose, Elisabeth Dutton, Alice Hunt, Pamela M. King, David N. Klausner, David Mills, Sue Niebrzydowski, Nadia Thérèse van Pelt, Charlotte Steenbrugge, Eila Williamson


February 2017
2 colour illustrations
183 pages
23x16.5 cm
Medieval English Theatre
ISBN: 9781843844518
Format: Paperback
Library eBook
BISAC LIT011000, PER011020
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Table of Contents

The Funeral of Walter Scott, First Earl of Buccleuch: A Grand Ceremonial Occasion
The Bright Star of the North: James I and his English Coronation
'Ye know eek that in forme of speche is change': Chaucer, Henryson, and the Welsh Troelus a Chresyd
Playing the Crucifixion in Medieval Wales
'My Boy shall Knowe Himself from Other Men': Active Spectating, Annunciation, and the St John's College Narcissus
'I Speke so Miche to 3ow': Authority, Didacticism, and Audience Address in Middle English Sermons and Morality Plays
Early English Spectatorship and the 'Cognitive Turn'
The Theatre of the Mind in Late-Medieval England
Poetics and Beyond: Noisy Bodies and Aural Variations in Medieval English Outdoor Performance
Women and the Performance of Libel in Early-Modern Devon
Abraham Sacrifiant

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