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The N-Town play : drama and liturgy in medieval East Anglia

Author: Penny Granger
Publisher: Woodbridge : D.S. Brewer, 2009.
Series: Westfield medieval studies, v. 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The dramatic text known as the "N-Town Play", from fifteenth-century East Anglia, is a significant but mysterious compilation of late-medieval vernacular theatre. This book focuses on the "N-Town  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Granger, Penny.
N-Town play.
Woodbridge : D.S. Brewer, 2009
(OCoLC)649003899
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Penny Granger
ISBN: 9781843841890 1843841894
OCLC Number: 302077015
Description: x, 257 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Setting the scene. The nature of ritual, liturgy, and drama ; Interconnections between liturgy and drama --
Text in context. Work in progress? ; The N-Town play ; Intention and reception ; Parallel phonomena ; Moving pictures ; Religious observance --
Liturgy in play. Liturgical material in the constituent parts of the N-Town play ; Latin material ; Vernacular translations and paraphrases ; Other liturgical material ; Private devotions --
Other connections. Liturgy in the other Middle English cycle plays ; Liturgy in other East Anglian plays ; Dutch connections ; Conclusion to the drama section ; A non-dramatic Marian cycle from East Anglia --
The evolution of the N-Town play and its audience. Books of hours ; Devotional anthologies ; Drama collections ; Survival and transformation ; Internal evidence ; A reading audience?
Series Title: Westfield medieval studies, v. 2.
Responsibility: Penny Granger.

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