... and Power Les Mystères: Genre, Text and Theatricality Staging Vice Staging Scripture VOLUME 14 The titles published in this series are listed at brill.com/lud iii Staging Scripture Biblical Drama, 1350–1600 Edited by Peter Happé ii.
Against a background which included revolutionary changes in religious belief, enlargement of dramatic styles and the technological innovation of printing, this collection of essays about biblical drama offers innovative approaches to text and performance, while reviewing some well-established critical issues.
' e Bible and the Towneley Plays of Isaac and Iacob', in Staging Scripture: Biblical Drama, 1350–1600, ed. by Peter Happé and Wim Hüsken (Leiden: Brill/Rodopi, 2016), 92–124 'Die Books of Secrets und die Magie des Li ts im ...
Author: Philip Butterworth
In this selection of research articles Butterworth focuses on investigation of the practical and technical means by which early English theatre, from the fifteenth to the early seventeenth century, was performed. Matters of staging for both 'pageant vehicle' and 'theatre-in-the-round' are described and analysed to consider their impact on playing by players, expositors, narrators and prompters. All these operators also functioned to promote the closely aligned disciplines of pyrotechnics and magic (legerdemain or sleight of hand) which also influence the nature of the presented theatre. The sixteen chapters form four clearly identified parts—staging, playing, pyrotechnics and magic—and drawing on a wealth of primary source material, Butterworth encourages the reader to rediscover and reappreciate the actors, magicians, wainwrights and wheelwrights, pyrotechnists, and (in modern terms) the special effects people and event managers who brought these early texts to theatrical life on busy city streets and across open arenas. The chapters variously explore and analyse the important backwaters of material culture that enabled, facilitated and shaped performance yet have received scant scholarly attention. It is here, among the itemised payments to carpenters and chemists, the noted requirements of mechanics and wheelwrights, or tucked away among the marginalia of suppliers of staging and ingenious devices that Butterworth has made his stamping ground. This is a fascinating introduction to the very ‘nuts and bolts’ of early theatre. Staging, Playing, Pyrotechnics and Magic: Conventions of Performance in Early English Theatre is a closely argued celebration of stagecraft that will appeal to academics and students of performance, theatre history and medieval studies as well as history and literature more broadly. It constitutes the eighth volume in the Routledge series Shifting Paradigms in Early English Drama Studies and continues the valuable work of that series (of which Butterworth is a general editor) in bringing significant and expert research articles to a wider audience.
... Rhetoric and Power Les Mystères: Genre, Text and Theatricality Staging Vice Staging Scripture Pathos in Late Medieval Drama and Art Staging History volume 16 The titles published in this series are listed at brill.com/lud Essays in ...
Staging History unites essays by nine specialists in the field of late medieval and early Renaissance drama. Their focus is on English, Dutch and Humanist German drama, as well as on a modern Swiss adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry V.
Staging Scripture: Biblical Drama 1350–1600 (Leiden: Brill, 2016), which shows the extensive precedent for biblical play in medieval drama, and that much of this drama continued to be staged and written in Elizabethan England. 4.
Author: Thomas Fulton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
The Bible was everywhere in Shakespeare's England. Through sermons, catechisms, treatises, artwork, literature and, of course, biblical reading itself, the stories and language of the Bible pervaded popular and elite culture. In recent years, scholars have demonstrated how thoroughly biblical allusions saturate Shakespearean plays. But Shakespeare's audiences were not simply well versed in the Bible's content - they were also steeped in the practices and methods of biblical interpretation. Reformation and counter-reformation debate focused not just on the biblical text, but - crucially - on how to read the text. The Bible on the Shakespearean Stage is the first volume to integrate the study of Shakespeare's plays with the vital history of Reformation practices of biblical interpretation. Bringing together the foremost international scholars in the field of 'Shakespeare and the Bible', these essays explore Shakespeare's engagement with scriptural interpretation in the tragedies, histories, comedies, and romances.
... had to choose their own visual depiction'.7 In one of our earliest examples of 'staging' scripture, the Exagoge of Ezekiel the Tragedian (a Hellenistic tragic drama about Moses and the Exodus, from the second century bce) seemingly.
Author: David Tollerton
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Biblical Reception is rapidly becoming the go-to annual publication for all matters related to the reception of the bible. The annual addresses all kinds of use of the bible in art, music, literature, film and popular culture, as well as in the history of interpretation. For this fourth edition of the annual, guest editor David Tollerton has commissioned pieces specifically on the use of the bible in one film: Exodus: Gods and Kings and these chapters consider how the film uses the bible, and how the bible functions within the film.
Mullini, Roberta, ' e Norwi Grocers' Play(s) (1533, 1565): Development and Changes in the Representation of Man's Fall', in Staging Scripture: Biblical Drama, 1350–1600, ed. by Peter Happé and Wim Hüsken (Leiden, Boston: Brill Rodopi ...
Author: Philip Butterworth
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Performing Arts
When we speak of theatre, we think we know what a stage direction is: we tend to think of it as an authorial requirement, devised to be complementary to the spoken text and directed at those who put on a play as to what, when, where, how or why a moment, action or its staging should be completed. This is the general understanding to condition a theatrical convention known as the 'stage direction'. As such, we recognise that the stage direction is directed towards actors, directors, designers, and any others who have a part to play in the practical realisation of the play. And perhaps we think that this has always been the case. However, the term 'stage direction' is not a medieval one, nor does an English medieval equivalent term exist to codify the functions contained in extraneous manuscript notes, requirements, directions or records. The medieval English stage direction does not generally function in this way: it mainly exists as an observed record of earlier performance. There are examples of other functions, but even they are not directed at players or those involved in creating performance. More than 2000 stage directions from 40 or so plays and cycles have been included in the catalogue of the volume, and over 400 of those have been selected for analysis throughout the work. The purpose of this research is to examine the theatrical functions of medieval English stage directions as records of earlier performance. Examples of such functions are largely taken from outdoor scriptural plays. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars in theatre, medieval history and literature.
In some cases, this is about designing sensory experiences around the theme of “animals of the Bible,” such as the creationist Eden Animal Experience and the Jerusalem Zoo's early experiments in staging biblical scenes.
Author: James S. Bielo
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Social Science
What happens when the written words of biblical scripture are transformed into experiential, choreographed environments? To answer this question, anthropologist James Bielo explores a diverse range of practices and places that “materialize the Bible,” including gardens, theme parks, shrines, museums, memorials, exhibitions, theatrical productions, and other forms of replication. Integrating ethnographic, archival, and mass media data, case studies focus primarily on U.S. Christianity from the late 19th-century to the present. Composed as 20 short chapters that may be read in any order, the book is divided into three sections. Section I, “Variations on Replication,” analyzes examples that recontextualize elements from the (actual or imagined) biblical past. Section II, “The Power of Nature,” turns to the natural world associated with Christian scripture and how it is mobilized as a privileged media. Section III, “Choreographing Experience,” examines lived interactions with the affordances of materializing the Bible. Bielo argues that materializing the Bible works as an authorizing practice to intensify intimacies with scripture and circulate potent ideologies. Performed through the sensory experience of bodies, physical technologies, and infrastructures of place, Bielo illustrates how this phenomenon is always, ultimately, about expressions of power.
According to the director in the program: Our aim in staging the Croxton Play of the Sacrament is not to endorse its objectionable and ... In Staging Scripture: Biblical Drama 1350 – 1600, edited by Peter Happé and Win Hüsken, 235 – 52.
Author: Armin Lange
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
This volume traces the history of antisemitism from antiquity through contemporary manifestations of the discrimination of Jews. It documents the religious, sociological, political and economic contexts in which antisemitism thrived and thrives and shows how such circumstances served as support and reinforcement for a curtailment of the Jews’ social status. The volume sheds light on historical processes of discrimination and identifies them as a key factor in the contemporary and future fight against antisemitism.
The proposal to stage scriptural episodes is particularly bold, since anti-theatricalists had long complained that ... Heinsius, too, expresses reticence about staging scripture, since most of these stories would require the mimesis of ...
Author: Catherine Burroughs
Closet Drama: History, Theory, Form introduces the emerging field of Closet Drama Studies by featuring twelve original essays from distinguished scholars who offer fresh and illuminating perspectives on closet drama as a genre. Examining an unusual mix of historical narratives, performances, and texts from the Renaissance to the present, this collection unleashes a provocative array of theoretical concerns about the phenomenon of the closet play—a dramatic text written for reading rather than acting.
The Biblical Drama of Medieval Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995. Mullini, Roberta. “The Norwich Grocers' Play(s) (1533, 1565): Development and Changes in the Representation of Man's Fall.” In Staging Scripture: ...
Author: Sarah Brazil
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Every known society wears some form of clothing. It is central to how we experience our bodies and how we understand the sociocultural dimensions of our embodiment. It is also central to how we understand works of literature. In this innovative study, Brazil demonstrates how medieval writers use clothing to direct readers’ and spectators’ awareness to forms of embodiment. Offering insights into how poetic works, plays, and devotional treatises target readers’ kinesic intelligence—their ability to understand movements and gestures—Brazil demonstrates the theological implications of clothing, often evinced by how garments limit or facilitate the movements and postures of bodies in narratives. By bringing recent studies in the field of embodied cognition to bear on narrated and dramatized interactions between dress and body, this book offers new methodological tools to the study of clothing.