Cathedral Chapter and Town Council: Cooperative Ceremony and Drama in Medieval Rouen


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

The study of medieval drama has become more complex in recent years because of a blurring of distinction between drama and ceremony which challenges us to construct new paradigms. In particular, questions concerning the sponsorship of public events in medieval cities have led to new ways of envisioning the cultural context in which such productions took place. While there are many locales where extensive research has uncovered little evidence of such a partnership,1 there are other areas where one finds abundant evidence of cooperation between Church and state, whether amicable or coerced.

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