The Use of Architectural Space in Medieval Music-Drama


Dunbar H. Ogden


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

Certain basic principles of medieval staging have their origin in the employment of the chancel and the nave as theatrical spaces. Fortunately, in a limited number of instances it is possible to bring together play text and the precise area for which it was conceived. Here we can reconstruct rather accurate patterns of movement by the actors, and we can determine the placement of scenic elements.

Comparative Drama is carried by JSTOR and Project MUSE.