Medieval Mystery Plays as Popular Culture: Performing the Lives of Saints

Medieval Mystery Plays as Popular Culture: Performing the Lives of Saints

By: Diane Murphy (author)Hardback

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Description

Examines vernacular saint plays in French, Italian, and English from the thirteenth through sixteenth centuries. This book focuses on the genre of hagiographic drama as an expression of popular religion and popular culture in the Middle Ages, serving as a test of modern theories pertaining to popular culture.

About Author

Diane Murphy is Associate Professor of Humanities at Unity College.

Contents

Foreword; Acknowledgements; 1. Saint Plays and Popular Culture; 2. Cultic Traditions; 3. Social Change and Religious Drama; 4. Aesthetic Conventions in the Saint Plays; 5. Issues of Reception; Endnotes; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773456242
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 228
  • ID: 9780773456242
  • ISBN10: 0773456244

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