The Medieval European Stage, 500-1550

The Medieval European Stage, 500-1550

by William Tydeman
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Cambridge University Press

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The Medieval European Stage, 500-1550

This is the only volume available to bring together a wide selection of primary sources from the theatrical history of the Middle Ages. The focus is on Western Europe between the fall of the Roman Empire and the emergence of Renaissance forms in Italy. Coverage includes the survival of Classical tradition and development of the liturgical drama, the growth of popular religious drama in the vernacular, and the pastimes and customs of the people. Each of the major medieval regions is featured and documents are presented in modern English translation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521246095
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/28/2001
Series: Theatre in Europe: A Documentary History Series
Pages: 782
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of documents; General editor's preface; Editor's preface; Acknowledgements; Historical table; Glossary of technical and specialised terms; Note on money; Introduction; Section A. The inheritance Nick Davis; Section B. Latin liturgical drama Peter Meredith; Section C. Extra-liturgical Latin and early vernacular drama Lynette R. Muir; Section D. England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales William Tydeman; Section E. France Lynette R. Muir; Section F. The German-speaking area John Tailby; Section G. Italy Michael J. Anderson; Section H. The Low Countries Elsa Strietman and Lynette R. Muir; Section I. The Iberian Peninsula (including Majorca) Louise M. Haywood; Section J. Traditions of the people: customs and folk drama Thomas Pettitt and Leif Sondergaard; Bibliography; Index.

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