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The Resource Staging faith : East Anglian drama in the later Middle Ages, Victor I. Scherb

Staging faith : East Anglian drama in the later Middle Ages, Victor I. Scherb

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Staging faith : East Anglian drama in the later Middle Ages
Title
Staging faith
Title remainder
East Anglian drama in the later Middle Ages
Statement of responsibility
Victor I. Scherb
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Staging Faith examines the relationship between faith and stagecraft in late medieval East Anglia, especially focusing on attitudes towards art and drama. The evidence demonstrates that the East Anglian stage served as a particularly vivid object of pious memory, meditation, and devotion in its own right. Drama was not just the container of devotional images, however. It also functioned as a didactic tool, a mnemonic device, and even as a subversive commentary on contemporary conditions. Powerful symbols, often dramatically embodied as stage settings, props, and actions, are central to the structure of East Anglian plays, giving them religious, social, and theatrical impact." "Illustrating this thesis through an examination of the plays themselves, Staging Faith explores how different modes of production resulted in different types of dramatic organization, different relationships between the audience and the dramatic action, and how dramatists exploited the symbolic and affective potential of different types of settings, props, and dramatic actions. The simple place-and-scaffold play accommodated an oppositional structure, one that could be embodied spatially in the arrangement of the scaffolds and further articulated in processional action. The symbolic images in these dramas often have a strongly devotional character and attempt to unite the play's audience around a central devotional object or scene."--Jacket
  • "Staging Faith examines the relationship between faith and stagecraft in late medieval East Anglia, especially focusing on attitudes towards art and drama. The evidence demonstrates that the East Anglian stage served as a particularly vivid object of pious memory, meditation, and devotion in its own right. Drama was not just the container of devotional images, however. It also functioned as a didactic tool, a mnemonic device, and even as a subversive commentary on contemporary conditions. Powerful symbols, often dramatically embodied as stage settings, props, and actions, are central to the structure of East Anglian plays, giving them religious, social, and theatrical impact." "Illustrating this thesis through an examination of the plays themselves, Staging Faith explores how different modes of production resulted in different types of dramatic organization, different relationships between the audience and the dramatic action, and how dramatists exploited the symbolic and affective potential of different types of settings, props, and dramatic actions. The simple place-and-scaffold play accommodated an oppositional structure, one that could be embodied spatially in the arrangement of the scaffolds and further articulated in processional action. The symbolic images in these dramas often have a strongly devotional character and attempt to unite the play's audience around a central devotional object or scene."--BOOK JACKET
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1957-
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Scherb, Victor I.
Dewey number
822/.0516099426
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Index
index present
LC call number
PR644.E28
LC item number
S7 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Mysteries and miracle-plays, English
  • Christianity and literature
  • Christian drama, English (Middle)
  • Moralities, English
  • Theater
  • English drama
  • Moralities, English
  • East Anglia (England)
  • East Anglia (England)
Label
Staging faith : East Anglian drama in the later Middle Ages, Victor I. Scherb
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Publication
Note
Revision of the author's thesis
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-267) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45917204
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9780838638781
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001023254
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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Label
Staging faith : East Anglian drama in the later Middle Ages, Victor I. Scherb
Publication
Note
Revision of the author's thesis
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45917204
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9780838638781
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001023254
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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