Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Theatre

ISBN-10: 0521682541
ISBN-13: 9780521682541
Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $35.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/10/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

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.

Margaret E. Beare is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and the Osgoode Hall Law School at York University.Alan J. Fletcher is Statutory Lecturor in English at University College, Dublin.

List of illustrations
List of contributors
Preface
List of abbreviations
System of reference and list of editions of plays cited in the text
Chronological table
An introduction to medieval English theatre
The theatricality of medieval English plays
The cultural work of early drama
The York Corpus Christi Play
The Chester cycle
The Towneley pageants
The N-Town plays
The non-cycle plays and the East Anglian tradition
Morality plays
Saints and miracles
Modern productions of medieval English drama
A guide to criticism of medieval English theatre
Select bibliography
Author index to the bibliography
General index

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