Festivals and Plays in Late Medieval Britain Hardback

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Festivals and Plays in Late Medieval Britain

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Based in records and iconography, this book surveys medieval festival playing in Britain more comprehensively than any other work to date. The study presents an inclusive view of the drama in the British Isles, from Kilkenny to Great Yarmouth, from Scotland to Cornwall. It offers detailed readings of individual plays - including the York Creed Play, Pentecost and Corpus Christi plays and the little studied Bodley plays, among others - as well as a summary of what is known of their production. Clifford Davidson here extends the usual chronological range to include work typically categorized as early modern, enabling a juxtaposition of earlier plays with later plays to yield a better understanding of both. Complementing documentary evidence with iconographic detail and citation of music, he pinpoints a number of common misconceptions about medieval drama. By organizing the study around the rituals of the liturgical seasons, he clarifies the relationship between liturgical feast and dramatic celebration.

Festivals and Plays in Late Medieval Britain by Clifford Davidson was published by Ashgate Publishing Group in December 2007 and is our 66813th best seller. The ISBN for Festivals and Plays in Late Medieval Britain is 9780754660521.

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Details for Festivals and Plays in Late Medieval Britain

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherAshgate Publishing Group (December 2007)
EditionNew edition
Number of Pages256
Thickness14 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code1156135
Page last updated 21st April 2017
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