Medieval English Theatre 39: Stagecraft, Performance, Reception

Medieval English Theatre 39: Stagecraft, Performance, Reception


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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 Mc Bain, Tom Pettitt, James Stokes, and Diana Wyatt.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781843844990
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date: 06/15/2018
Series: Medieval English Theatre Series , #39
Pages: 166
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vi

Editorial 1

Online Links 4

Pageant-Carriage Maintenance at Chester Philip Butterworth 5

Carnevale in Norwich, 1443: Gladman's Parade and its Continental Connections Tom Pettitt 35

The Beccles Game Place and Local Drama in Early North-East Suffolk James Stokes 77

Pendens super feretrum: Fergus, Aelred, and the York 'Funeral of the Virgin' Jamie Beckett 103

George Gascoigne at Oxford James McBain 126

Elizabeth Nevile's Wedding Entertainments: A Yorkshire Family Celebration in 1526 and its Contexts Diana Wyatt 141

Herod's Killing of the Children in New College Chapel Oxford, 8 February 2017 (review) Peter Happé 158

Editorial Board and Submissions 160

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