Medieval Theatre

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Medieval Theatre

Postby Cosi_Lettice » Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:14 pm

As part of my degree I'm looking at Medieval Theatre.
I have seen the mummers plays at Cosmeston which I can refer to a little in my presentation but my focus needs to be on mystery plays.
With this in mind, I also have to answer the question 'Do Humans Need Theatre?' using the medieval time period as a case study.
If anyone could shed more light on mumming or any light on mystery plays for me I would be most grateful

Brie :)

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Re: Medieval Theatre

Postby Colin Middleton » Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:11 pm

The York Archeological Trust have just published a book on the Mystery Plays in York. It's a bit 'cofee table' for academic research and focus heavily on the guilds as organisations, using the plays as a connection, but might give a staring point.

Best of luck with it.


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Re: Medieval Theatre

Postby Sophia » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:45 am

Get on Jstor and construct some search strings based on your query, you will be amazed at what turns up :)

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