"The Rights of the Player": Evidence of Mimi and Histriones in Early Medieval Scandinavia


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

In the past, Scandinavia has tended not to figure very highly in the history of drama in medieval Europe.1 Only one paragraph in the recent Companion to the Medieval Theatre is dedicated to Scandinavian drama prior to 1500, and that is limited to the few liturgical plays that have been unearthed in Sweden.2 The implication is that for some reason medieval Scandinavia was, to all intents and purposes, void of any other dramatic activity. The Scandinavians were allegedly not interested in such antics.

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