Download PDF The English Mystery Plays Book by Rosemary Woolf Full eBook and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 1980-01-01 with total page 437 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This important new study of the English mystery plays has a twofold purpose. It is concerned to investigate the antecedents of the four extant cycles and to demonstrate the dramatic value of the plays themselves The opening and concluding chapters place the plays in their historical context by discussing on the one hand the emergence and achievements of genuine religious drama (as opposed to liturgical drama) in the twelfth century and on the other the changes in taste that threw the plays into disrepute in the sixteenth century. The man part of the book analyzes the plays in detail, considering the iconographic and theological traditions that guided the dramatists in their treatment of biblical subject-matter, and also looking at the Continental drama of the time to find out what other dramatic possibilities were open to writers in the Middle Ages. -- From publisher's description.
Download PDF The Book of Margery Kempe Book by Margery Kempe Full eBook and published by DS Brewer. This book was released on 2000 with total page 474 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fully-annotated edition of English mystic Margery Kempe's life and divine revelations (dated 1436-8). (This edition previously published by Longman.)
Download PDF Signifying God Book by Sarah Beckwith Full eBook and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2001-11 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Signifying God, Sarah Beckwith explores the most lavish, long-lasting, and complex form of collective theatrical enterprise in English history: the York Corpus Christi plays. First staged as early as 1376, the plays were performed annually until the late 1500s and involved as much as a tenth of the city in multiple performances at a dozen or more locations. Introducing a radical new understanding of these plays as "sacramental theater," Beckwith shows how organizing the plays served as a political mechanism for regulating labor, and how theater and sacrament combined in them to do important theological work. She argues, for instance, that the theology of Corpus Christi in the resurrection plays can only be understood as a theatrical exploration of eucharistic absence and presence. Beckwith frames her study with discussions of twentieth-century manifestations of sacramental theater in Barry Unsworth's novel Morality Play and Denys Arcand's film Jesus of Montreal, and the connections between contemporary revivals of the York Corpus Christi plays and England's heritage culture.
Download PDF York Mystery Plays Book by Richard Beadle Full eBook and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 1999 with total page 279 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume offers 22 of the central pageants which make up York's famous Corpus Christi cycle. The York cycle is the oldest and best-known of the English mystery cycles, and its depth and scope are reflected in the selection printed here. The shape of the cycle was governed by subjectmatter of enduring spiritual significance, both to its contemporary audience and in later literary and artistic tradition, and the selection reflects these concerns. Included are plays on the Creation, the Fall of Man, the Incarnation, Passion, and Resurrection of Christ, and the Last Judgement.The Passion sequence has been expanded by six of the eight plays generally attributed to the great poetic dramatist known as the York Realist: the authentic text of these plays is not otherwise available in paperback. As well as providing detailed annotation, this edition offers an introductionwhich examines the history of the cycle and discusses the immensely popular modern productions in York and elsewhere.
Download PDF A Companion to The Book of Margery Kempe Book by Professor of Medieval History John H Arnold Full eBook and published by DS Brewer. This book was released on 2004 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Margery Kempe's Book provides rare access to the "marginal voice" of a lay medieval woman, and is now the focus of much critical study. This Companion seeks to complement the existing almost exclusively literary scholarship with work that also draws significantly on historical analysis, and is concerned to contextualise Kempe's Book in a number of different ways, using her work as a way in to the culture and society of medieval northern Europe. Topics include images and pilgrimage; women, work and trade in medieval Norfolk; political culture and heresy; the prophetic tradition; female mystics and the body; women's roles and lifecycle; religious drama and reenactment; autobiography and gender. Contributors JOHN H. ARNOLD, P.H. CULLUM, ISABEL DAVIS, ALLYSON FOSTER, JACQUELINE JENKINS, KATHERINE J. LEWIS, KATE PARKER, KIM M. PHILLIPS, SARAH SALIH, CLAIRE SPONSLER, DIANE WATT, BARRY WINDEATT.
Download PDF The York Corpus Christi Play: Selected Pageants Book by Christina M. Fitzgerald Full eBook and published by Broadview Press. This book was released on 2018-06-15 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The York Corpus Christi Play as we know it consists of 47 surviving individual plays or “pageants,” 27 of which are included in this volume; together, these 27 plays represent the cycle’s core narrative of creation, fall, and salvation. This new edition offers extensive annotation (both marginal glosses and explanatory footnotes), an illuminating introduction, and a helpful selection of background contextual materials.
Author : Emily Steiner
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2003-05-29
ISBN : 9780521824842
Pages : 266 pages
Rating : 4.0/5 (521 Download)
Download PDF Documentary Culture and the Making of Medieval English Literature Book by Emily Steiner Full eBook and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2003-05-29 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Emily Steiner describes the rich intersections between legal documents and English literature in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. She argues that documentary culture (including charters, testaments, patents and seals) enabled writers to think in new ways about the conditions of textual production in late medieval England.
Author : Katharine Goodland
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2017-03-02
ISBN : 1351936646
Pages : 264 pages
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Download PDF Female Mourning and Tragedy in Medieval and Renaissance English Drama Book by Katharine Goodland Full eBook and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-03-02 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Grieving women in early modern English drama, this study argues, recall not only those of Classical tragedy, but also, and more significantly, the lamenting women of medieval English drama, especially the Virgin Mary. Looking at the plays of Shakespeare, Kyd, and Webster, this book presents a new perspective on early modern drama grounded upon three original interrelated points. First, it explores how the motif of the mourning woman on the early modern stage embodies the cultural trauma of the Reformation in England. Second, the author here brings to light the extent to which the figures of early modern drama recall those of the recent medieval past. Finally, Goodland addresses how these representations embody actual mourning practices that were viewed as increasingly disturbing after the Reformation. Female Mourning and Tragedy in Medieval and Renaissance English Drama synthesizes and is relevant to several areas of recent scholarly interest, including the performance of gender, the history of emotion, studies of death and mourning, and the cultural trauma of the Reformation.
Download PDF Comedy Book by Maurice Charney Full eBook and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2005 with total page 663 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download PDF Ottemiller's Index to Plays in Collections Book by Denise L. Montgomery Full eBook and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2011-08-11 with total page 832 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Representing the largest expansion between editions, this updated volume of Ottemiller's Index to Plays in Collections is the standard location tool for full-length plays published in collections and anthologies in England and the United States throughout the 20th century and beyond. This new volume lists more than 3,500 new plays and 2,000 new authors, as well as birth and/or death information for hundreds of authors.
Download PDF A Book of Middle English Book by Thorlac Turville-Petre Full eBook and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2020-11-20 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The fourth edition of this essential Middle English textbook introduces students to the wide range of literature written in England between 1150 and 1400. Beginning with an extensive overview of middle English history, grammar, syntax, and pronunciation, the book goes on to examine key middle English texts — including a new extract from Julian of Norwich's Revelation of Divine Love — with helpful notes to direct students to key points within the text. Keeping in mind adopter feedback, this new edition includes a new model translation section with a student workbook and model exercise for classroom use. This new chapter will include sections on 'false friend' words, untranslatable idioms and notes on translating both poetry and prose. The text and references will be fully updated throughout and a foreword dedicated to the late J. A. Burrow will be included.
Download PDF Medieval Drama Book by Colette Rausch Full eBook and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 1991-01-16 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Medieval Drama is a textbook, designed to be used by A level and undergraduate students of theatre and drama. It is divided into two major areas, mystery cycles and morality plays, and it examines the plays from a performance perspective. The book makes special reference to those texts contained within selections of plays which can be readily obtained by students, including A.C.Cawley's Everyman and Medieval Miracle Plays (Dent). The staging conventions of pageant waggon performance, place and scaffold playing and the drama of the Hall are explored in relation to the cultural context of the medieval period.
Author : Miranda Anderson
Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
Release Date : 2019-05-15
ISBN : 1474438156
Pages : 376 pages
Rating : 4.4/5 (438 Download)
Download PDF Distributed Cognition in Medieval and Renaissance Culture Book by Miranda Anderson Full eBook and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2019-05-15 with total page 376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection brings together 14 essays by international specialists in Medieval and Renaissance culture to bring recent insights from cognitive science and philosophy of mind to bear on how cognition was seen as distributed across brain, body and world between the 9th and 17th centuries.
Download PDF Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England Book by S. P. Cerasano Full eBook and published by Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press. This book was released on 2007-08 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contains essays and studies by critics and cultural historians from both hemispheres as well as substantial reviews of books and essays dealing with medieval and early modern English drama. This work addressed topics ranging from local drama in the Shrewsbury borough records to the Cornish Mermaid in the Ordinalia.
Download PDF Medieval English Theatre Book by Meg Twycross Full eBook and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 2015 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This 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.
Download PDF York Notes Companions Book by Carole Maddern Full eBook and published by Pearson UK. This book was released on 2010 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume spans five centuries of post-Conquest literature, written at a time in which enormous social, political and linguistic changes transformed life in Britain. Medieval genres such as Arthurian romance, lyrics, dream narratives and mystery plays are brought to life and accompanied by discussions of key debates such as “Gender and Power”, “The Emergent Individual” and “Society and Class”. Bringing together historical contexts and critical theory, this is essential reading for any student of medieval literature.
Download PDF The York Mystery Plays Book by Margaret Rogerson Full eBook and published by Boydell & Brewer Ltd. This book was released on 2011 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Essays on the York Mystery Plays, uniting voices from the scholarly world with the York community that has assumed responsibility for their production today.