The Narrator, the Expositor, and the Prompter in European Medieval Theatre

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Interest in the content of this book has developed out of an examination of the prompter who operated in full view of the audience and offered all the lines to the players. In 2001 at Groningen a production of the Towneley Second Shepherds' Play focused on an examination of this convention. Many of the audience responses then were concerned with the figure of the prompter as he was seen to operate simultaneously both 'inside' and 'outside' the action of the play. Such a role and its function is fascinating, not ...
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Overview

Interest in the content of this book has developed out of an examination of the prompter who operated in full view of the audience and offered all the lines to the players. In 2001 at Groningen a production of the Towneley Second Shepherds' Play focused on an examination of this convention. Many of the audience responses then were concerned with the figure of the prompter as he was seen to operate simultaneously both 'inside' and 'outside' the action of the play. Such a role and its function is fascinating, not only in its own right, but also in relation to how it might inform us about the nature and purpose of presented theatre. The ability of such a figure to move in and out of the action, and thus different realities, characterizes a relationship to the action and the audience. The same fascination exists in relation to roles of the narrator and the expositor. Sometimes these roles are overt ones; sometimes they 'double up' with roles of actors, personages or characters. These figures are of pivotal significance in the communication of those plays in which they operate. The purpose of this book is to investigate the nature of these roles in order to identify their influence upon the performance of medieval plays.
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Acknowledgements     ix
List of Illustrations     x
Contributors     xiii
Introduction   Philip Butterworth     1
'Every Man, I wyll go with thee and be thy gyde': Narrators, Expositors, and Prompters in the Drama of the Low Countries   Elsa Strietman     11
Expositor Figures in Some Cycle Plays in French and German   Peter Happe     45
Directing the Gaze: Expository Modes in Late Medieval Italian Plays   Nerida Newbigin     69
The Narrator as Everyone's Voice: A Project to Produce the Ecerinis of Albertino Mussato   John Mckinnell     93
Unwinding Stories: Challenges of the Expositor in Early Modern Polish Popular Theatre   Jolanta Rzegocka     109
Puppets, Minstrels, Kings, and Shepherds: Expository Narrators in Early Spanish Theatre   Max Harris     129
Masqueing the Moral Expositor in the Macro Plays   Milla Cozart Riggio     161
Prompting the Action: The Prologue, the Messenger, and the Fool   Mario Longtin     191
'Perchance you wonder at this show': Dramaturgical Machinery in A Midsummer Night's Dream and 'Pyramus and Thisbe'   Tom Pettitt     211
'Ancient [and Modern] Gower': Presenting Shakespeare's Pericles   Christine Dymkowski     235
'La predication par personnages'? Expositor Figures in the Moralites   Alan Hindley     265
Establishing an Expositor's Role: Contemplacio and the N.town Manuscript   Peter Meredith     289
Brought to Book: Chester's Expositor and his Kin   David Mills     307
Richard Carew's 'Ordinary': The First English Director   Philip Butterworth     327
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