Medieval Theatre in Context: An Introduction By John Harris
Medieval Theatre in Context: An Introduction
by John Wesley Harris
This relates the development of medieval drama - both Christian and pagan - to the contemporary society and the Christian Church. It provides an overview of the opinions of modern scholars regarding the content, structure and staging of medieval plays, locating the drama within its social context.
1. The Passion of Jesus Christ 2. Christians versus pagans 3. From ritual to drama 4. The church as a theatre 5. The language of the people 6. The village and the court 7. The coming of Corpus Christi 8. An acute sense of sin 9. The structure of the cycles 10. Staging the cycles on scaffolds 11. Staging the cycles on wagons 12. Producing the cycles 13. The moral dimension 14. Moral interludes in action 15. News from the court 16. Mysteries' end
Medieval Theatre in Context: An Introduction by John Wesley Harris
John Wesley Harris
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