IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 1517: Youth and Age in Early Drama

Thursday 14 July 2005, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society
Organiser:James Cummings, Oxford Text Archive, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:James Cummings, Oxford Text Archive, University of Oxford
Paper 1517-a'Youth walketh by nyght with swerdes and knyves': The Emergence of the Dramatised London Prodigal
(Language: English)
Craig A. Horton, Department of English, La Trobe University, Victoria
Index terms: Demography, Performance Art - Drama
Paper 1517-cRespect for Elders in a 16th-Century Polish Resurrection Play
(Language: English)
Rob Sulewski, Department of Classical Studies, University of Michigan
Index terms: Language and Literature - Slavic, Performance Art - Drama

This session examines youth and age in early drama. This theme includes not only all forms of mimetic representations of the differences or similarities between the old and the young, but any entertainments in which the concepts of youth, old age, or the stages of human life are depicted, enacted, or examined. This session contains papers concerning the demonisation of boys in ‘The Life and Death of Jack Straw’, the representation of children in medieval drama and art, as well as the respect for elders in a Polish resurrection play.