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Records of early English drama. Ecclesiastical London

Author: Mary Carpenter Erler
Publisher: London : British Library ; Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2008.
Series: Records of early English drama.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Continuing in the tradition established by previous volumes of the Records of Early English Drama, Ecclesiastical London presents the ecclesiastically-generated dramatic records of London, notably its parishes and St. Paul's Cathedral. Among the topics addressed by editor Mary Erler are parish calendar customs such as hocking and maying, parish pageant cars and costumes, and the widespread popularity of boy bishops  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Church history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Carpenter Erler
ISBN: 9780802098580 0802098584 9780712350242 0712350241
OCLC Number: 181602799
Language Note: Includes text in Latin and Middle English.
Description: cxxxv, 483 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm
Contents: Historical Background --
Drama, music, and ceremonial customs --
The documents --
Editorial procedures --
The records --
Appendix 1. Post-1642 records --
Appendix. 2. Ancillary records --
Appendix 3. Boy bishops --
Appendix 4. Paul's Cross sermons --
Appendix 5. William Percy and plays at Paul's --
Appendix 6. The Mechanical St. George at St. Botolph Billingsgate --
Appendix 7. List of London Parishes --
Appendix 8. Paul's boys, c. 1534-1607 --
Appendix 9. St. Paul's Masters of the Choristers, 1534?-1606 --
Appendix 10. Parishes with children's choirs --
Appendix 11. Saints' days and festivals.
Series Title: Records of early English drama.
Other Titles: Ecclesiastical London
Responsibility: edited by Mary C. Erler.


This extensively researched volume is an important addition to the REED series and will be fascinating to those interested in the history of London and of the theatre in general.  Read more...


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