Festivals and Plays in Late Medieval Britain by Clifford Davidson

By Clifford Davidson

established in documents and iconography, this e-book surveys medieval competition enjoying in Britain extra comprehensively than the other paintings to this point. The examine provides an inclusive view of the drama within the British Isles, from Kilkenny to nice Yarmouth, from Scotland to Cornwall. It bargains special readings of person plays-including the York Creed Play, Pentecost and Corpus Christi performs and the little studied Bodley performs, between others - in addition to a precis of what's recognized in their creation. Clifford Davidson right here extends the standard chronological variety to incorporate paintings in general classified as early glossy, allowing a juxtaposition of past performs with later performs to yield a greater realizing of either. Complementing documentary proof with iconographic element and quotation of tune, he pinpoints a few universal misconceptions approximately medieval drama. by means of organizing the learn round the rituals of the liturgical seasons, he clarifies the connection among liturgical ceremonial dinner and dramatic celebration.

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