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From page to performance : essays in early English drama / edited by John A. Alford.

Contributor(s): Alford, John A, 1938-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, 1995Description: ix, 266 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0870133799; 9780870133794.Subject(s): English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 -- History and criticism | Mysteries and miracle-plays, English -- History and criticism | Christian drama, English (Middle) -- History and criticism | English drama -- 17th century -- History and criticism | English drama -- To 1500 -- History and criticism | Bible plays, English -- History and criticismAdditional physical formats: Online version:: From page to performance.
Contents:
The mass as performance text / T.P. Dolan -- From Mappa Mundi to Theatrum Mundi : the world as stage in early English drama / Martin Stevens -- Asleep onstage / David Bevington -- Acting Mary : the emotional realism of the mature Virgin in the N-Town plays / Alexandra F. Johnston -- The performance of some Wakefield master plays on the University of Illinois campus / John B. Friedman -- The problem with Mrs. Noah : the search for performance credibility in the Chester Noah's flood play / William G. Marx -- The theaters of Everyman / David Mills -- "My name is worship" : masquerading vice in Medwall's Nature / John A. Alford -- Plays, players, and playwrights in Renaissance Oxford / John R. Elliott, Jr. -- English chronicle contexts for Shakespeare's death of Richard II / Lister M. Matheson -- Family by death : stage images in Titus Andronicus and The winter's tale / Randal Robinson -- Bearing "A wary eye" : ludic vengeance and doubtful suicide in Hamlet / Philip C. McGuire.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The mass as performance text / T.P. Dolan -- From Mappa Mundi to Theatrum Mundi : the world as stage in early English drama / Martin Stevens -- Asleep onstage / David Bevington -- Acting Mary : the emotional realism of the mature Virgin in the N-Town plays / Alexandra F. Johnston -- The performance of some Wakefield master plays on the University of Illinois campus / John B. Friedman -- The problem with Mrs. Noah : the search for performance credibility in the Chester Noah's flood play / William G. Marx -- The theaters of Everyman / David Mills -- "My name is worship" : masquerading vice in Medwall's Nature / John A. Alford -- Plays, players, and playwrights in Renaissance Oxford / John R. Elliott, Jr. -- English chronicle contexts for Shakespeare's death of Richard II / Lister M. Matheson -- Family by death : stage images in Titus Andronicus and The winter's tale / Randal Robinson -- Bearing "A wary eye" : ludic vengeance and doubtful suicide in Hamlet / Philip C. McGuire.

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This collection honors the memory of the late Arnold Williams, who made innovative use of stage productions in his seminars on medieval English drama. The essays here show how fruitful that approach can be. As with any such collection, some papers prove more dutiful than enlightening, but the general level is commendably high. For all their learning, these essays are always lucid and accessible. Highlights include papers on the symbolic structure of the medieval stage and on the problems of mounting productions today with student and animal performers and fine interpretive essays on Everyman and on Henry Medwall's Nature. Three pieces exploring aspects of death in Shakespeare bring the volume to a close. This valuable collection will interest, first of all, specialists in 15th-century English drama. But it will also be useful to undergraduates studying medieval plays in a survey course. Definitely recommended for college and university collections. E. D. Hill; Mount Holyoke College

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