IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 1218: (Re)Producing Medieval Drama

Wednesday 16 July 2003, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Department of Drama, Royal Holloway, University of London
Organiser:Katie Normington, Department of Drama & Theatre, Royal Holloway, University of London
Moderator/Chair:Shirley Carnahan, Department of Comparative Literature & Humanities, University of Colorado, Boulder
Paper 1218-aThe Actor/Audience Contract in Modern Restagings of the Mystery Plays
(Language: English)
Katie Normington, Department of Drama & Theatre, Royal Holloway, University of London
Index terms: Performance Arts - Drama
Paper 1218-bYork Mystery Plays 2002: A Triumph for Dramatic Community
(Language: English)
Margaret Rogerson, Department of English, University of Sydney
Index terms: Performance Arts - Drama
Paper 1218-cIs there Any Further Value to be Gained from Re-Staging Medieval Drama?
(Language: English)
Philip Butterworth, School of Performance & Cultural Industries, University of Leeds
Index terms: Performance Arts - Drama
Abstract

This session will offer a critical analysis of contemporary restaging of medieval drama. The emphasis will be on performative issues such as the actor/audience contract, spatial configuration, the embodiment of drama within the community and the future of practical research into medieval staging. Attention will be paid to the cultural, social, and theatrical framework that surrounds such recreations.