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Street Scenes

Late Medieval Acting and Performance

  • Authors
  • Sharon Aronson-Lehavi

Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Sharon Aronson-Lehavi
    Pages 1-15
  3. Sharon Aronson-Lehavi
    Pages 125-126
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 127-183

About this book

Introduction

Street Scenes offers a theory of late medieval acting and performance through a fresh and original reading of the Tretise of Miraclis Pleyinge. The performance theory perspective employed here, along with the examination of actor/character dialectics, paves the way to understanding both religious theatre and the complexity of late medieval theatricalities. Sharon Aronson-Lehavi demonstrates the existence of a late medieval discourse about the double appeal of theatre performance: an artistic medium enacting sacred history while simultaneously referring to the present lives of its creators and spectators.

Keywords

concept dialectic epic Medieval Literature medieval period Middle Ages performance theatre

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230118119
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2011
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-37399-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-11811-9
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