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Liturgical Dramaturgy

Abstract

In lieu of an abstract, the first paragraph of the essay follows:

In this paper I wish to speak not only as a scholar but as a director, and to consider this dramatic entity called liturgical drama. What king of an art form is it? What makes it tick? While I have attempted to ground the following reflections in solid scholarship, they have emerged primarily out of several years of actual experience in the production of this drama, most of it gained in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania Collegium Musicum and its director, Mary Anne Ballard. A particular focus of our production activity has been the Fleury Playbook, and this focus will be reflected in my comments in this paper, although three non-Fleury plays have also been represented in our repertory: the Beauvais Daniel and Peregrinus and the Rouen Officium Pastorum.

Comparative Drama is carried by JSTOR and Project MUSE.

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