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A Common Stage: Theater and Public Life in Medieval Arras (Conjunctions of Religion and Power in the Medieval Past)

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In the 13th century, two hundred years before the celebrated Corpus Christi cycles in England, vernacular plays were being performed and scripts being copied in the French town of Arras. Rather than merely describing the material within the categories of Aristotelian poetics or modern notions of theater, Symes (history, U. of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign) argues that the malleable forms of the scripts and performances requires rethinking the role of drama in medieval public life. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN:
9780801445811
Author:
Symes, Carol
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Theater - History & Criticism
Subject:
Theater
Subject:
History
Subject:
French drama -- To 1500.
Subject:
Theater and society - France - Arras -
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Series:
Conjunctions of Religion and Power in the Medieval Past
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
335
Dimensions:
9.48x7.06x1.10 in. 1.59 lbs.

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