IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 219: Drama on the Edge

Monday 12 July 2004, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Medieval Research Centre, University of Leicester
Organiser:Greg Walker, Department of English, University of Leicester
Moderator/Chair:Eila Williamson, Department of Celtic & Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh
Paper 219-aOn the Edge of Performance: The Reception of Play in Scotland
(Language: English)
John J. McGavin, Centre for Antiquity & the Middle Ages, University of Southampton
Index terms: Performance Arts - General, Performance Arts - Drama
Paper 219-bBetween Drama and Diplomacy: Debates between Love and Chastity in Scottish, French and English Courtly Drama, 1564-5
(Language: English)
Sarah Carpenter, Department of English Literature, University of Edinburgh
Index terms: Performance Arts - General, Performance Arts - Dance, Performance Arts - Drama
Paper 219-cBetween Art and Play: The Iconography of Host Profanation in the Croxton Play
(Language: English)
Greg Walker, Department of English, University of Leicester
Index terms: Performance Arts - Drama
Abstract

This session will consider the role of drama as a liminal space between various forms, genres, and moments in time. It will examine the ways in which similar material is ‘translated’ from one culture to another, from one genre or mode to another, and how drama itself marks moments of transition or disruption between and among different spheres of activity: ‘real’ time, dramatic time, ‘play’ and earnest, etc…