The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Theatre / Edition 2

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Overview

Mystery plays and other drama of the English Middle Ages are perennially popular with students and theater audiences alike. This text introduces readers to famous mystery cycles such as those of Chester and York, as well as great morality plays such as Everyman.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521682541
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2008
  • Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 424
  • Sales rank: 1,105,740
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Richard Beadle is Reader in Medieval English Literature and Historical Bibliography in the English Faculty, St John's College, Cambridge.

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Table of Contents

Chronological table; 1. An introduction to medieval English theatre Alexandra F. Johnston; 2. The theatricality of medieval English plays Meg Twycross; 3. The cultural work of early drama Greg Walker; 4. The York Corpus Christi play Richard Beadle; 5. The Chester cycle David Mills; 6. The Towneley pageants Peter Meredith; 7. The N-Town plays Alan J. Fletcher; 8. The non-cycle plays and the East Anglian tradition John C. Coldewey; 9. Morality plays Pamela M. King; 10. Saints and Miracles Darryll Grantley; 11. Modern productions of medieval English drama John McKinnell; 12. A guide to criticism of medieval English theatre Peter Happé; Select bibliography.

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