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The ambivalences of medieval religious drama

Author: Rainer Warning
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2000.
Series: Figurae (Stanford, Calif.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What is medieval religious drama, and what function does it serve in negotiating between the domains of theology and popular life? This book aims to answer these questions by studying three sets of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rainer Warning
ISBN: 0804737916 9780804737913
OCLC Number: 44509361
Description: xvi, 308 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht --
Introduction: Function and Structure --
The End Brought Near: The Liturgical Visitatio Sepulchri and the Vernacular Easter Plays --
Liturgical Celebration and Allegorization of the Mass: The Visitatio Sepulchri Between Kerygma and Myth --
From the Visitatio Sepulchri to the Descensus Ad Inferos: Jesus' Descent into Hell As Cardinal Function --
From the Visitatio Sepulchri to the Mythical Ostarun: The Marys Play As Catalyzer --
From Glad Tidings to the Risus Paschalis: The Easter Play and Ritualistic Laughter --
The Inferred Beginning: The Adam Play --
The Fall in the Ambivalence of Dramatic and Substantial Dualism --
Figural Events in the Locus and Archetypal Events on the Platea --
The Play's Dualism and Dogmatics' Exclusions: Anselm of Canterbury's Cur Deus Homo --
The Archaic Middle: The Passion Play --
The Passion Play Between Mythologeme and Theologumenon --
Jesus As Scapegoat I: Compassio and Ritual Graphicness --
Jesus As Scapegoat II: Typology As Desymbolized Pseudocommunication --
Jesus As Scapegoat III: "Nominalist Theater"--Archaic Sacrifice Play --
Conclusion: "Play" As a Class of Functional Equivalents.
Series Title: Figurae (Stanford, Calif.)
Other Titles: Funktion und Struktur.
Responsibility: Rainer Warning ; translated by Steven Rendall.
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"Medievalists in general as well as scholars of drama in particular will find this an important and thought-provoking study that is as relevant now as it was thirty years ago." -- Claire Sponsler * Read more...

 
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