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Lynette Muir's study presents a detailed survey and analysis of the surviving corpus of Biblical drama from all parts of medieval Christian Europe. It examines over five hundred plays from the tenth to the sixteenth centuries, in a wide-ranging discussion that makes available the full scope of this important part of theater history. Organized to provide a complete overview of major aspects of medieval Biblical theater, it includes valuable appendices that give information on the liturgical calendar, processions, the Mass and the Bible.

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This book presents a detailed survey and analysis of the surviving corpus of biblical drama from all parts of medieval Christian Europe, with an examination of over five hundred plays from the tenth to the sixteenth centuries.

Synopsis:

A survey of biblical drama from the whole of medieval Christian Europe.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Christian Europe and the play of God; Part I. The Theatrical Community: 1. Liturgical and feast-day drama; 2. Civic and community drama; 3. Performance and the community; Part II. The Theatrical Text: 4. Creation and fall; 5. The covenant and the kingdom; 6. Prophets and precursors of redemption; 7. The birth and childhood of Jesus; 8. The public life of Jesus; 9. The Passion and Resurrection; 10. Pentecost to judgement; Conclusion: survival and revival; Appendix. The liturgical context of the plays.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521542104
Author:
Muir, Lynette R.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Lynette R., Muir
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Religious & Liturgical
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
European - General
Subject:
Drama, Medieval -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Religious drama -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Drama -- History and criticism.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20030731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 b/w illus. 3 maps
Pages:
348
Dimensions:
1.13 in.

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