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Death by drama and other medieval urban legends

Author: Jody Enders
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2002.
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"Part of every legend is true. Or so argues Jody Enders in this fascinating look at early French drama and the way it compels us to consider where the stage ends and where real life begins. This ambitious and bracing study explores fourteen tales of the theater that are at turns dark and dangerous, sexy and scandalous, humorous and frightening - stories that are nurtured by the confusion between truth and fiction,  Read more...
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Enders, Jody, 1955-
Death by drama and other medieval urban legends.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2002
(OCoLC)606859682
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jody Enders
ISBN: 0226207870 9780226207872 0226207889 9780226207889
OCLC Number: 49421609
Description: xxx, 324 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : medieval urban legends? --
pt. 1. Telling the difference. Lusting after saints --
Queer attractions --
Of madness and method acting --
Two priests and the hand of God --
Dying to play --
The Eel of Melun --
The devil who wasn't there --
pt. 2. Make-believe. The laughter of the children --
Burnt theatrical offerings --
Theater's living dead --
The mysterious quarry --
Seeing is believing --
The suicide of despair --
Death by drama --
Epilogue : the moment of truth --
Appendix : original documents in french and latin.
Responsibility: Jody Enders.
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<http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/49421609#Review\/-159651601<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Review<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:itemReviewed<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/49421609<\/a>> ; # Death by drama and other medieval urban legends<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:reviewBody<\/a> \"\"Part of every legend is true. Or so argues Jody Enders in this fascinating look at early French drama and the way it compels us to consider where the stage ends and where real life begins. This ambitious and bracing study explores fourteen tales of the theater that are at turns dark and dangerous, sexy and scandalous, humorous and frightening - stories that are nurtured by the confusion between truth and fiction, and imitation and enactment, until it becomes impossible to tell whether life is imitating art or art is imitating life.\" \"Was a convicted criminal executed on stage during a beheading scene? Was an unfortunate actor driven insane while playing a madman? Did a theatrical enactment of a crucifixion result in a real one? Did an androgynous young man seduce a priest while portraying a female saint? In answering these and other questions, Enders presents a treasure trove of tales that have long seemed true but are actually medieval urban legends. On topics such as politics, religion, marriage, class, and law, these tales, Enders argues, do the cultural work of all urban legends: they disclose the hopes, fears, and anxieties of their tellers. Each one represents a medieval meditation created or dramatized by the theater with its power to blur the line between fiction and reality, engaging anyone who watches, performs, or is represented by it. Each one also raises pressing questions about the medieval and modern world on the eve of the Reformation, when Europe had never engaged more anxiously and fervently in the great debate about what was real, what was pretend, and what was pretense.\" \"Death by Drama and Other Medieval Urban Legends will interest scholars of medieval and Renaissance literature, history, theater, performance studies, and anyone curious about urban legends.\"--Jacket.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n\n

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