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Walls and Scaffolds: Pictorial and Dramatic Passion Cycles in the Duchy of Savoy


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

The Duchy of Savoy in the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries offers interesting - and mainly unexplored - opportunities for the study of the relations between late-medieval dramatic and pictorial narrative cycles. At that time the Duchy, extending from the lake of Neuchâtel to the Mediterranean and from the Saône to the Po rivers, controlled the entire western Alps, and witnessed a remarkable flowering of pictorial decoration of churches. Particularly popular were extensive cycles of the life of Christ and of saints.1 Religious theater thrived as well: Jacques Chocheyras départements of Savoie and Haute-Savoie "is without doubt one of the regions of the French linguistic domain in which the persistence of this [theatrical] tradition is the most spirited and the longest."2

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