Festivals and Plays in Late Medieval Britain

Title

Festivals and Plays in Late Medieval Britain

Department

Medieval Studies

Document Type

Book

Files

Description

The most comprehensive survey to date of medieval festival playing in Britain, this study presents an inclusive view of the drama in the British Isles. It offers detailed readings of individual plays-including the little studied Bodley plays, among others - as well as a summary of what is known of their production. Organized around the rituals of the liturgical seasons, the book clarifies the relationship between liturgical feast and dramatic celebration.

ISBN

9780754660521

Publication Date

2007

Keywords

English Drama, Medieval, History, Festival, Theater, Criticism

Disciplines

European History | Medieval History | Medieval Studies

Citation for published book

Davidson, Clifford. Festivals and Plays in Late Medieval Britain. Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2007.