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The Dramatic Tradition Of The Middle Ages, Clifford Davidson Dec 2015

The Dramatic Tradition Of The Middle Ages, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

The twenty-five essays in this collection provide unusual insights into early European drama. Written by American, European, and Japanese scholars, the contributions focus on such subjects as recent discoveries of medieval music-dramas and the conditions of their composition and performance pictorial elements in English and Continental vemacular drama, the later history of medieval drama, and secular plays and playing. The articles first appeared in The Early Drama, Art, and Music Review, which was the official journal of the EDAM project at the Medieval institute Western Michigan University and are included here for their unique contribution to drama studies. Altogether, the ...


Corpus Christi Plays At York: A Context For Religious Drama, Clifford Davidson Dec 2012

Corpus Christi Plays At York: A Context For Religious Drama, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

For roughly two centuries, the streets of the city of York were home to the annual performance of a cycle of mystery plays held in conjunction with the festival of Corpus Christi. Remarkable as the resilience of such an event is, no scholar has yet to survey fully the plays' urban setting, especially with a view to understanding how and why they might have continued to appeal to citizens and spectators. One theory has been that the City of York made the guilds perform the plays. Yet, as Davidson argues, this is not a satisfactory solution, despite the admittedly coercive ...


Festivals And Plays In Late Medieval Britain, Clifford Davidson Dec 2006

Festivals And Plays In Late Medieval Britain, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

The most comprehensive survey to date of medieval festival playing in Britain, this study presents an inclusive view of the drama in the British Isles. It offers detailed readings of individual plays-including the little studied Bodley plays, among others - as well as a summary of what is known of their production. Organized around the rituals of the liturgical seasons, the book clarifies the relationship between liturgical feast and dramatic celebration.


Rev. Of Eamon Duffy, The Stripping Of The Altars: Traditional Religion In England 1400-1600, Clifford Davidson Dec 1993

Rev. Of Eamon Duffy, The Stripping Of The Altars: Traditional Religion In England 1400-1600, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

No abstract available.


When Actors Play God, Clifford Davidson Dec 1989

When Actors Play God, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

Revised version in On Tradition.


Medieval Drama, Clifford Davidson Dec 1989

Medieval Drama, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

No abstract available.


The Contribution Of W. L. Hildburgh, Clifford Davidson Dec 1988

The Contribution Of W. L. Hildburgh, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

No abstract available.


Toward A Sociology Of Visual Forms In The English Medieval Theater, Clifford Davidson Dec 1987

Toward A Sociology Of Visual Forms In The English Medieval Theater, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

Revised version rpt. in On Tradition.


The Lost Coventry Drapers’ Play And Its Iconographic Context, Clifford Davidson Dec 1985

The Lost Coventry Drapers’ Play And Its Iconographic Context, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

Rpt. in part in revised form in The Coventry Corpus Christi Plays, ed. King and Davidson.


Medieval Puppet Theater At Witney, Oxfordshire, And Pentecost Ceremony At St. Paul’S, London, Clifford Davidson Dec 1985

Medieval Puppet Theater At Witney, Oxfordshire, And Pentecost Ceremony At St. Paul’S, London, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

No abstract available.


Stage Gesture In Medieval Drama, Clifford Davidson Dec 1983

Stage Gesture In Medieval Drama, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

No abstract available.


Women And Medieval Drama, Clifford Davidson Dec 1983

Women And Medieval Drama, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

No abstract available.


Gesture In Medieval Drama With Special Reference To The Doomsday Plays In The Middle English Cycles, Clifford Davidson Dec 1982

Gesture In Medieval Drama With Special Reference To The Doomsday Plays In The Middle English Cycles, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

No abstract available.


Jest And Earnest: Comedy In The Work Of The Wakefield Master, Clifford Davidson Dec 1981

Jest And Earnest: Comedy In The Work Of The Wakefield Master, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

No abstract available.


Of Woodcut And Play, Clifford Davidson Mar 1981

Of Woodcut And Play, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

No abstract available.


The Visual Arts And Drama, With Special Emphasis On The Lazarus Plays Of The Middle Ages, Clifford Davidson Dec 1980

The Visual Arts And Drama, With Special Emphasis On The Lazarus Plays Of The Middle Ages, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

No abstract available.


The Concept Of Purpose And Early Drama, Clifford Davidson Dec 1979

The Concept Of Purpose And Early Drama, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

No abstract available.


Interdisciplinary Drama Research At Western Michigan University, Clifford Davidson Dec 1979

Interdisciplinary Drama Research At Western Michigan University, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

No abstract available.


The Devotional Impulse And Drama At York, Clifford Davidson Mar 1979

The Devotional Impulse And Drama At York, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

No abstract available.


Thomas Sharp And The Stratford Hell Mouth, Clifford Davidson Nov 1978

Thomas Sharp And The Stratford Hell Mouth, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

No abstract available.


Early Drama, Art, And Music: A New Project, Clifford Davidson Dec 1976

Early Drama, Art, And Music: A New Project, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

No abstract available.


From Tristia To Gaudium: Iconography And The York-Towneley Harrowing Of Hell, Clifford Davidson Dec 1976

From Tristia To Gaudium: Iconography And The York-Towneley Harrowing Of Hell, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

Revised version rpt. in From Creation to Doom.


Staging The York Creation, And Fall Of Lucifer, Clifford Davidson, Nona Mason Dec 1975

Staging The York Creation, And Fall Of Lucifer, Clifford Davidson, Nona Mason

Clifford Davidson

No abstract provided.


Northern Spirituality And The Late Medieval Drama Of York, Clifford Davidson Dec 1975

Northern Spirituality And The Late Medieval Drama Of York, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

Rpt. in revised form in On Tradition.


The Realism Of The York Realist And The York Passion, Clifford Davidson Dec 1974

The Realism Of The York Realist And The York Passion, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

Rpt. in Medieval English Drama, ed. Peter Happé (London: Macmillan, 1984), pp. 101-17, and in revised form in From Creation to Doom.


After The Fall: Design In The Old Testament Plays In The York Cycle, Clifford Davidson Dec 1974

After The Fall: Design In The Old Testament Plays In The York Cycle, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

Revision rpt. in From Creation to Doom.


Thomas Aquinas, The Feast Of Corpus Christi, And The English Cycle Plays, Clifford Davidson Dec 1973

Thomas Aquinas, The Feast Of Corpus Christi, And The English Cycle Plays, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

No abstract available.


Civic Concern And Iconography In The York Passion, Clifford Davidson Dec 1973

Civic Concern And Iconography In The York Passion, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

Revision rpt. in From Creation to Doom.


The End Of The World In Medieval Drama And Art, Clifford Davidson Dec 1971

The End Of The World In Medieval Drama And Art, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

No abstract available.


The Digby Mary Magdalene And The Magdalene Cult Of The Middle Ages, Clifford Davidson Dec 1971

The Digby Mary Magdalene And The Magdalene Cult Of The Middle Ages, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

No abstract available.