Iconographic and Comparative Studies in Medieval Drama

Iconographic and Comparative Studies in Medieval Drama




This compelling volume contains ten articles drawn from papers presented at the Sixth Triennial Colloquium of the International Society for the Study of the Medieval Theatre. Each essay examines the fascinating connection between medieval art and medieval drama, which, when presented together in a single volume, comprehensively represent the wide range of approaches on the topic. The connections between medieval art and drama are explored in topics ranging from English mystery plays to the Assumption to the Cuzco Corpus Christi paintings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780918720498
Publisher: Medieval Institute Publications
Publication date: 07/15/1991
Series: Festschriften, Occasional Papers, and Lectures Series , #5
Pages: 122
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Clifford Davidson is professor emeritus of English and Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University. John H. Stroupe is professor emeritus of English at Western Michigan University. Meg Twycross is a professor emeritus of English and Creative Writing at County College, Lancaster University.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Meg Twycross On the Use of Figurative Art as a Source for the Study of Medieval Spectacles by Paola Ventrone The Staging of the Assumption in Europe by J. Francesc Massip The Hierosphthitic Topos, or the Fate of Fergus: Notes on the N-Town Assumption by Ann Eljenholm Nichols The Staging of the First Murder in the Mystery Plays in England by Cherrell Guilfoyle The Great Calvaries of Brittany and the Medieval Breton Burzud braz Jezuz by Stanley Damberger and Ellin M. Kelly Positional Symbolism and English Medieval Drama by Clifford Davidson The Way of Vice and Virtue: A Medieval Psychology by Eva Kimminich St. Crepin, St. Crispin, Sant Crespi: French, Breton, and Catalan Mysteres by Elisabeth Lalou The Iconography of Audience in the Cuzco Corpus Christi Paintings by Barbara H. Jaye and William P. Mitchell St. Denis in Antwerp: Hagiographica in a Protestant Play by B. A. M. Ramakers

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