IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 319: Le théâtre en France au Moyen Age: Géographies et Chronologies

Monday 12 July 2004, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:VIDI-project 'Regional cultures and local subcultures in French drama'
Organiser:Jelle Koopmans, Department of French, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Moderator/Chair:Jelle Koopmans, Department of French, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Paper 319-aLe théâtre des Grands Rhétoriqueurs: la politique sur la scène française (1450-1540)
(Language: Français)
Estelle Doudet, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Language and Literature - French/ Occitan, Performance Arts - Drama
Paper 319-bLe théâtre dans le Nord de la France à la fin du Moyen Age: un premier bilan
(Language: Français)
Katell Lavéant, Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies, Universiteit Utrecht
Index terms: Language and Literature - French/ Occitan, Performance Arts - Drama
Paper 319-cLa saison théâtrale 1523: une approche comparative
(Language: Français)
Jelle Koopmans, Department of French, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Language and Literature - French/ Occitan, Performance Arts - Drama
Abstract

The unity of ‘French medieval theater’ appears like a dogma of literary history; yet there is a priori no reason to assume that all plays in French are part of one unique tradition.The approach had mainly been guided by genres rather than by the mediatic function of drama and its social inscription in regional cultures or in local subcultures. As a first step towards ‘Another history of Drama in French during the Middle Ages’, this session will question the validity of generic concepts in relation to communicative situations and present examples of what happens when the plays and the traditions are studied from a perspective of geographical, chronological and social diversity.