This book will serve as an invaluable research tool for students and scholars with an interest in art relating to early drama, as well as those whose interests lie more in local art history, specifically that of Chester. Though it may not contain the bumper-crop of surviving subject-art as a city such as York possesses, Chester nevertheless holds much of value and interest, as the list in this book aptly demonstrates. Richly illustrated and carefully arranged, this book is a tremendous catalog of surviving subject-art and will reward any scholar who pulls it from the bookshelf.
About the Author
Sally-Beth MacLean is the Director of Research and General Editor of REED and professor emerita of Medieval and Renaissance Theatre History at the University of Toronto.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgements Introduction List of Abbreviations Old Testament Parents of Virgin and Her Life (to Nativity) Infancy of Christ Christ's Ministry The Passion The Risen Christ Conclusion of the Life of the Virgin Christ in Majesty and Trinity The Apostles Saints Miscellaneous Appendix I: Cult and Shrine of St. Werburgh Appendix II: Musical Instruments in Surviving Chester Art Appendix III: List of Chester Catedral Misericords Selected Bibliography Index