Signifying God : social relation and symbolic act in the York Corpus Christi plays / Sarah Beckwith.
By: Beckwith, Sarah.Material type: TextPublisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2001Description: xviii, 294 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0226041344 (cloth : alk. paper); 0226041336 (pbk.); 9780226041339 (pbk.); 9780226041346 (cloth : alk. paper).Subject(s): York plays | Mysteries and miracle-plays, English -- England -- York -- History and criticism | Christianity and literature -- England -- York -- History -- To 1500 | Literature and society -- England -- York -- History -- To 1500 | Christian drama, English (Middle) -- History and criticism | English drama -- To 1500 -- History and criticism | Bible plays, English -- History and criticism | York (England) -- Social conditions | Social conflict in literature | Symbolism in literature | God in literatureDDC classification: 822/.051609 Other classification: 24.06
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-285) and index.
Introduction -- Part One: Ruins and Revival -- Chapter 1 The Present of Past Things: The York Corpus Christi Cycle as a Contemporary Theater of Memory -- Part Two: Social Relation and Symbolic Act -- Chapter 2 Ritual, Theater, and Social Space in the York Corpus Christi Cycle -- Chapter 3 Work, Markets, Civic Structure: Organizing the York Corpus Christi Plays -- Part Three: Sacramental Theater -- Chapter 4 Real Presences: The York Crucifixion as Sacramental Theater -- Chapter 5 Presence after Presentness: The Theater of Resurrection in York -- Chapter 6 Penance, Presence, Punishment -- Part Four: Reform -- Chapter 7 Theaters of Signs and Disguises: The Reform of the York Corpus Christi Plays -- Part Five: Revival -- Chapter 8 By the People for the People: The Gift of God for the People of God.
"Bringing together theater history, ritual and performance studies, religious history, theology, and the literary history of both the Middle Ages and the Reformation, Signifying God will engage scholars working in these disciplines, as well as all those who seek to explore the relations between them."--Jacket.