Street Scenes: Late Medieval Acting and Performance

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Abstract

Street Scenes offers a theory of late medieval acting and performance through a fresh and original reading of the Tretise of Miraclis Pleyinge. The performance theory perspective employed here, along with the examination of actor/character dialectics, paves the way to understanding both religious theatre and the complexity of late medieval theatricalities. Sharon Aronson-Lehavi demonstrates the existence of a late medieval discourse about the double appeal of theatre performance: an artistic medium enacting sacred history while simultaneously referring to the present lives of its creators and spectators.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages183
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-230-11811-9
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

Publication series

NameThe New Middle Ages

Keywords

  • concept
  • dialectic
  • epic
  • Medieval Literature
  • medieval period
  • Middle Ages
  • performance
  • theatre

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