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Theater of the word : selfhood in the English morality play

Author: Julie C Paulson
Publisher: Notre Dame, Indiana : University of Notre Dame Press, [2019]
Series: Reformations.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Paulson highlights a paradox of scholarship on medieval concepts of the self: The concept of an 'interior' self that is to some extent hidden from an 'external' world is uniquely modern, and hence alien to the medieval period; nevertheless, studies of the medieval idea of the self still privilege this modern binary in the language they use. What is needed, Paulson argues, is a new way of speaking about the medieval  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Paulson, Julie C., 1970- author.
Theater of the word
Notre Dame, Indiana : University of Notre Dame Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2019002933
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julie C Paulson
ISBN: 9780268104634 0268104638 9780268104641 0268104646
OCLC Number: 1086405880
Description: 1 online resource (x, 229 pages).
Contents: The castle of perseverance and penitential platea --
A theater of the soul's interior : contemplative literature and penitential education in wisdom --
Speaking for mankind --
Everyman and community --
A new theater of the word : the morality play and the English Reformation --
Conclusion : morality drama inside out.
Series Title: Reformations.
Responsibility: Julie Paulson.

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Sheds light on medieval constructions of the self as they emerge from within a deeply sacramental culture. The book examines the medieval morality play, a genre that addresses the question of what it  Read more...

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"An insightful and elegant approach to late medieval and early modern morality plays, ritual practice, and selfhood, this book offers a much needed study of the morality play. It is beautifully Read more...

 
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