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Title The Cambridge companion to medieval English theatre / edited by Richard Beadle and Alan J. Fletcher
Edition 2nd ed
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 398 pages) : illustrations
Series Cambridge companions to literature
Cambridge companions to literature
Contents An introduction to medieval English theatre / Alexandra F. Johnston -- The theatricality of medieval English plays / Meg Twycross -- The cultural work of early drama / Greg Walker -- The York Corpus Christi play / Richard Beadle -- The Chester cycle / David Mills -- The Towneley pageants / Peter Meredith -- The N-Town plays / Alan J. Fletcher -- The non-cycle plays and the East Anglian tradition / John C. Coldewey -- Morality plays / Pamela M. King -- Saints and miracles / Darryll Grantley -- Modern productions of medieval English drama / John McKinnell -- A guide to criticism of medieval English theatre / Peter Happé
Summary The drama of the English Middle Ages is perennially popular with students and theatre audiences alike, and this is an updated edition of a book which has established itself as a standard guide to the field. The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Theatre, second edition, continues to provide an authoritative introduction and an up-to-date, illustrated guide to the mystery cycles, morality drama and saints' plays which flourished from the late fourteenth to the mid-sixteenth centuries. The book emphasises regional diversity in the period and engages with the literary and particularly the theatrical values of the plays. Existing chapters have been revised and updated where necessary, and there are three entirely new chapters, including one on the cultural significance of early drama. A thoroughly revised reference section includes a guide to scholarship and criticism, an enlarged classified bibliography and a chronological table
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-388) and indexes
Notes Print version
Subject Bible plays, English -- History and criticism
Christian drama, English (Middle) -- History and criticism
English drama -- To 1500 -- History and criticism
Theater -- England -- History -- Medieval, 500-1500
Bible plays, English.
Christian drama, English (Middle)
English drama.
Teatro inglés -- S. XII-XV -- Historia y crítica.
Teatro inglés -- S. XVI-XVII -- Historia y crítica.
Teatro -- Gran Bretaña -- Historia.
Theater -- Medieval.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Beadle, Richard
Fletcher, Alan J
ISBN 1139001876 (ebook)
9781139001878 (ebook)