IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 520: Cultural Conflict in English Civic Drama, Then and Now

Tuesday 13 July 2004, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society
Organiser:Pamela M. King, Department of English, St Martin's College, Lancaster
Moderator/Chair:Meg Twycross, Department of English & Creative Writing, Lancaster University
Paper 520-aThe York Mystery Play Revivals: Cultural Clash and Cultural Challenge
(Language: English)
Margaret Rogerson, Department of English, University of Sydney
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Lay Piety, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Performance Arts - Drama
Paper 520-bTheology versus the Law: Was there a Conflict?
(Language: English)
Olga Horner, Lancaster University
Index terms: Law, Lay Piety, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Performance Arts - Drama
Paper 520-cThe York Plays in Performance: Civitas versus Templum
(Language: English)
Pamela M. King, Department of English, St Martin's College, Lancaster
Index terms: Performance Arts - Drama
Abstract

This session will look at English Mystery Plays as historically contested cultural territory, from the tensions between lay and clerical interests in the 15th and 16th centuries which they evidence, through the controversies surrounding their revival for the 1951 Festival of Britain, to the debate about what is the appropriate format for the continuation of the York Festival currently providing press interest locally and nationally