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The Medieval European Stage, 500–1550

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Part of Theatre in Europe: A Documentary History

Nick Davis, Peter Meredith, Lynette R. Muir, William Tydeman, John Tailby, Michael J. Anderson, Elsa Strietman, Louise M. Haywood, Thomas Pettitt, Leif Sondergaard
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  • Date Published: June 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521100847

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  • This is the only volume available to bring together a wide selection of primary sources from the theatrical history of the Middle Ages. The focus is on Western Europe between the fall of the Roman Empire and the emergence of Renaissance forms in Italy. Coverage includes the survival of Classical tradition and development of the liturgical drama, the growth of popular religious drama in the vernacular, and the pastimes and customs of the people. Each of the major medieval regions is featured and documents are presented in modern English translation.

    • Each section edited by an expert in the field
    • Contains over 700 items, all in modern English translation
    • A major reference work in medieval theatre, drama and culture
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    Reviews & endorsements

    ""Tydeman... his collaborators, and Cambridge University Press have performed a great service to theater historians. Not since A.M. Nagler's edited volume Sources of Theatrical History (1952) has anyone assembled such a comprehensive body of primary source materials...Libraries at all levels should buy and cherish this book." Choice

    " The Medieval European Stage provides an excellent introduction to sources from across western Europe..." Renaissance Quaterly

    "...this volume appears to be an essential reference work which contains translations of documents from the whole range of European drama through the middle of the sixteenth century...the book is a fine addition to work on the medieval European stage." The Early Drama, Art, and Music Review

    "There can be no doubt that the general introductions to regions are phenomenalistic and superficial, while the documentary evidence is fascinating and makes good reading." Fifteenth-Century Studies,/i>

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521100847
    • length: 784 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 40 mm
    • weight: 1.03kg
    • contains: 29 b/w illus. 2 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of documents
    General editor's preface
    Editor's preface
    Historical table
    Glossary of technical and specialised terms
    Note on money
    Section A. The inheritance Nick Davis
    Section B. Latin liturgical drama Peter Meredith
    Section C. Extra-liturgical Latin and early vernacular drama Lynette R. Muir
    Section D. England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales William Tydeman
    Section E. France Lynette R. Muir
    Section F. The German-speaking area John Tailby
    Section G. Italy Michael J. Anderson
    Section H. The Low Countries Elsa Strietman and Lynette R. Muir
    Section I. The Iberian Peninsula (including Majorca) Louise M. Haywood
    Section J. Traditions of the people: customs and folk drama Thomas Pettitt and Leif Sondergaard

  • Editor

    William Tydeman, University of Wales, Bangor


    Nick Davis, Peter Meredith, Lynette R. Muir, William Tydeman, John Tailby, Michael J. Anderson, Elsa Strietman, Louise M. Haywood, Thomas Pettitt, Leif Sondergaard

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