Street Scenes: Late Medieval Acting and Performance

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Springer, Mar 28, 2011 - History - 183 pages
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.
 

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List of Figures
A Tretise of Miraclis Pleyinge in Context
Epic Acting Total Acting and Performance

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SHARON ARONSON-LEHAVI Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies in the Department of Comparative Literature at Bar Ilan University, Israel. She is a Fulbright grantee and recipient of a Dan David postdoctoral award.

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