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Drama Play and Game

Drama  Play  and Game
  • Author : Lawrence M. Clopper
  • Publsiher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 01 May 2001
  • ISBN : 0226110303
  • Pages : 343 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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How was it possible for drama, especially biblical representations, to appear in the Christian West given the church's condemnation of the theatrum of the ancient world?In a book with radical implications for the study of medieval literature, Lawrence Clopper resolves this perplexing question. Drama, Play, and Game demonstrates that the theatrum repudiated by medieval clerics was not "theater" as we understand the term today. Clopper contends that critics have misrepresented Western stage history because they have assumed that theatrum designates a place where drama is performed. While theatrum was thought of as a site of spectacle during the Middle Ages, the term was more closely connected with immodest behavior and lurid forms of festive culture. Clerics were not opposed to liturgical representations in churches, but they strove ardently to suppress May games, ludi, festivals, and liturgical parodies. Medieval drama, then, stemmed from a more vernacular tradition than previously acknowledged-one developed by England's laity outside the boundaries of clerical rule.


Drama, Play, and Game

Drama, Play, and Game
  • Author : Lawrence M. Clopper
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 01 May 2001
GET THIS BOOKDrama, Play, and Game

How was it possible for drama, especially biblical representations, to appear in the Christian West given the church's condemnation of the theatrum of the ancient world?In a book with radical implications for the study of medieval literature, Lawrence Clopper resolves this perplexing question. Drama, Play, and Game demonstrates that the theatrum repudiated by medieval clerics was not "theater" as we understand the term today. Clopper contends that critics have misrepresented Western stage history because they have assumed that theatrum

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101 Drama Games for Children

101 Drama Games for Children
  • Author : Paul Rooyackers
  • Publisher : Hunter House
  • Release : 22 May 1998
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Everybody enjoys the chance to escape from reality from time to time, to climb inside the skin of another character. This book encourages children and adults to explore their dramatic sides and has playful ideas everyone can get involved with and enjoy. Throughout drama games, children get more in touch with themselves, what they want to be, and what they can do. The games are improvisational, framed to encourage total involvement and cooperation - the participants gain as much as

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Gaming the Stage

Gaming the Stage
  • Author : Gina Bloom
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release : 10 July 2018
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Rich connections between gaming and theater stretch back to the 16th and 17th centuries, when England's first commercial theaters appeared right next door to gaming houses and blood-sport arenas. In the first book-length exploration of gaming in the early modern period, Gina Bloom shows that theaters succeeded in London's new entertainment marketplace largely because watching a play and playing a game were similar experiences. Audiences did not just see a play; they were encouraged to play the play, and knowledge

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Liturgical Drama and the Reimagining of Medieval Theater

Liturgical Drama and the Reimagining of Medieval Theater
  • Author : Michael Norton
  • Publisher : ISD LLC
  • Release : 31 August 2017
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The expression "liturgical drama" was formulated in 1834 as a metaphor and hardened into formal category only later in the nineteenth century. Prior to this invention, the medieval rites and representations that would forge the category were understood as distinct and unrelated classes: as liturgical rites no longer celebrated or as theatrical works of dubious quality. This ground-breaking work examines "liturgical drama" according to the contexts of their presentations within the manuscripts and books that preserve them.

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Games and Gaming in Medieval Literature

Games and Gaming in Medieval Literature
  • Author : Serina Patterson
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 29 July 2015
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The first-of-its-kind, Games and Gaming in Medieval Literature explores the depth and breadth of games in medieval literature and culture. Chapters span from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries, and cover England, France, Denmark, Poland, and Spain, re-examining medieval games in diverse social settings such as the church, court, and household.

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Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England

Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England
  • Author : S. P. Cerasano
  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Release : 01 August 2007
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Contains essays and studies by critics and cultural historians from both hemispheres as well as substantial reviews of books and essays dealing with medieval and early modern English drama. This work addressed topics ranging from local drama in the Shrewsbury borough records to the Cornish Mermaid in the Ordinalia.

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Festivals and Plays in Late Medieval Britain

Festivals and Plays in Late Medieval Britain
  • Author : Clifford Davidson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 05 December 2016
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Based in records and iconography, this book surveys medieval festival playing in Britain more comprehensively than any other work to date. The study presents an inclusive view of the drama in the British Isles, from Kilkenny to Great Yarmouth, from Scotland to Cornwall. It offers detailed readings of individual plays-including the York Creed Play, Pentecost and Corpus Christi plays and the little studied Bodley plays, among others - as well as a summary of what is known of their production.

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Drama Menu

Drama Menu
  • Author : Glyn Trefor-Jones
  • Publisher : Nick Hern Books
  • Release : 23 April 2015
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Drama Menu is a brand new concept for planning and delivering dynamic, progressive drama lessons and workshops. Packed with over 150 tried-and-tested theatre games, exercises and improvisation ideas, it’s an essential resource for any drama teacher or workshop leader – guaranteed to deliver delicious drama sessions every time. Simply make a selection from each of the three courses, and your whole drama session will come to life with new-found energy and focus: Appetisers are fast-paced warm-up exercises to energise and enthuse

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Drama in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Drama in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
  • Author : Nadia Thérèse van Pelt
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 28 March 2019
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Drama in Medieval and Early Modern Europe moves away from the customary conceptual framework that artificially separates ‘medieval’ from ‘early modern’ drama to explore the role of drama and spectacle in England, France, the Low Countries, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, and the German-speaking areas that now constitute Austria and Germany. This book investigates the ranges of dramatic and performative techniques and strategies that playmakers across Europe used to adapt their work to the changing contexts in which they performed, and to

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The Children's Troupes and the Transformation of English Theater 1509-1608

The Children's Troupes and the Transformation of English Theater 1509-1608
  • Author : Jeanne McCarthy
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 25 November 2016
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The Children’s Troupes and the Transformation of English Theater 1509–1608 uncovers the role of the children’s companies in transforming perceptions of authorship and publishing, performance, playing spaces, patronage, actor training, and gender politics in the sixteenth century. Jeanne McCarthy challenges entrenched narratives about popular playing in an era of revolutionary changes, revealing the importance of the children’s company tradition’s connection with many early plays, as well as to the spread of literacy, classicism, and literate ideals of

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Practical Cues and Social Spectacle in the Chester Plays

Practical Cues and Social Spectacle in the Chester Plays
  • Author : Matthew Sergi
  • Publisher : Anonim
  • Release : 22 May 2022
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"Matthew Sergi brings his experience as an actor and director, as well as a medievalist, to this revolutionary study of the Chester Mystery Plays specifically, and to medieval English drama more broadly. Using his extensive knowledge of applied theater, Sergi bridges the gap between text and performance through his identification of "practical cues" (as he coins the phrase) in the plays themselves that are verbal prompts for extra-verbal action. By placing close readings of the dialogues alongside stage directions and

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The Materiality of Religion in Early Modern English Drama

The Materiality of Religion in Early Modern English Drama
  • Author : Elizabeth Williamson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 03 March 2016
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The Materiality of Religion in Early Modern English Drama is the first book to present a detailed examination of early modern theatrical properties informed by the complexity of post-Reformation religious practice. Although English Protestant reformers set out to destroy all vestiges of Catholic idolatry, public theater companies frequently used stage properties to draw attention to the remnants of traditional religion as well as the persistent materiality of post-Reformation worship. The Materiality of Religion in Early Modern English Drama explores the

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Reading Texts for Performance and Performances as Texts

Reading Texts for Performance and Performances as Texts
  • Author : Pamela M. King
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 23 November 2020
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This volume brings together nineteen important articles by Pamela M. King, one of the foremost British scholars working on Early English Drama. Unique to this collection are five articles on the ‘living’ traditions of performances in Spain, discussing their origins and the modes of production that are used. Several articles use modern literary theory on aspects of early drama, whilst others consider drama in the context of late medieval poetry. The volume also includes a rich collection of articles on

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Theater of the Word

Theater of the Word
  • Author : Julie Paulson
  • Publisher : University of Notre Dame Pess
  • Release : 30 April 2019
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In Theater of the Word: Selfhood in the English Morality Play, Julie Paulson sheds new light on medieval constructions of the self as they emerge from within a deeply sacramental culture. The book examines the medieval morality play, a genre that explicitly addresses the question of what it means to be human and takes up the ritual traditions of confession and penance, long associated with medieval interiority, as its primary subjects. The morality play is allegorical drama, a “theater of

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