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Theatre in the Middle Ages Western European Stage Conditions, C. 800-1576

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ISBN-10: 0521293049

ISBN-13: 9780521293044

Edition: 1978

Authors: William Tydeman

List price: $31.99
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Popular and scholarly works on the Elizabethan stage have long familiarised readers and playgoers with the main features of a typical Shakespearian playhouse, yet medieval stage conditions remain far less well known, despite the amount of research in this area recently. In this survey of modern findings and theories (some unaviodably controversial), William Tydeman covers central aspects of western European theatre from the Dark Ages to the building of the first public theatres towards the end of the sixteenth century. The book begins by examining the ancient rituals from which drama sprang, the legacy bequeathed by the Roman stage to popular entertainers of the Middle Ages, and the rle of…    
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Book details

List price: $31.99
Copyright year: 1978
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/15/1979
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

List of illustrations
Preface
Map of Western Europe
Map of Britain
Ritual survivals
Classic and Christian
Indoor theatre
Street theatre
Open-air theatre
Resources and effects
The performers
Financing the plays
Epilogue
Chronological table, 800-1576
Notes
Select bibliography
Glossary of technical terms
Index