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A Survey of Medieval Drama and Theater in Germany


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My aim is to provide a general introductory survey for scholars and students in the field of drama which will present the largest possible variety of factual information about drama in Germany and other German-speaking countries. Of course, as the other papers in the present collection also show, medieval drama and theater are a common European 'phenomenon of immense interest with regard to the content of the plays and performance practice. Nor was all drama that was performed in the German-speaking region of Europe in the German language. As all specialists in the field know, medieval drama is bilingual since it comprises purely vernacular plays as well as pieces written entirely in Latin-in addition to a large number of mixed-language plays in both the vernacular and Latin. Furthermore, even in vernacular plays we more often than not find Latin stage directions.

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