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French visual culture and the making of medieval theater

Author: Laura Weigert
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book revives what was unique, strange, and exciting about the variety of performances that took place in the realms of the French kings and Burgundian dukes. Laura Weigert brings together a wealth of visual artifacts and practices to explore this tradition of late medieval performance taking place, not in 'theaters', but in churches, courts, and streets. By stressing the theatricality rather than the realism  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Weigert
ISBN: 9781107040472 1107040477
OCLC Number: 908935425
Description: xx, 290 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction: from theatricality to theater --
"Vocamus Personagias": the figures of ephemeral stagings --
"Ouvrez vos yeux et regardez": illuminated passion plays and the commemoration of performance --
"Faire Semblant": make believe and the experience of heroic battles --
"Cy s'ensuit le Mystère": creating a spectator and a reader of plays --
"C'était qu'un jeu industrieux": artifice and authenticity in the devil's play --
Conclusion: mysterious ends 1548-1577.
Responsibility: Laura Weigert.
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