The Play of Daniel from Beauvais was the first medieval music-drama to be staged in a popular modern production by the legendary Noah Greenberg's New York Pro Musica. This book provides for the first time a critical introduction to the staging and production, music, and setting of the play in its architectural and historical context. It also reproduces the pages in the manuscript which contain the play in facsimile, and it provides a new and faithful transcription of the music as well as a fresh translation of the text by A. Marcel J. Zijlstra of the Schola Cantorum Quem Quaeritis of the Netherlands, a group which performs regularly at the Utrecht Festival.
About the Author
Dunbar H. Ogden is a professor of theater, dance, and performance studies at the University of California, Berkley.
Table of ContentsIntroduction by Dunbar H. Ogden The Staging of The Play of Daniel in the Twelfth Century by Dunbar H. Ogden Divine Judgment and Local Ideology in the Beauvais Ludus Danielis by Richard K. Emmerson The Play of Daniel in Modern Performance by Fletcher Collins Jr. Music in the Beauvais Ludus Danielis by Audrey Ekdahl Davidson The Play of Daniel (Ludus Danielis) Transcribed by A. Marcel J. Zijlstra