IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 205: Pageants, Performing Conventions, and Biblical Plays in the Low Countries in Honour of David Mills -possibly withdrawn at last minute

Monday 9 July 2007, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Medieval English Theatre
Organiser:Philip Butterworth, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Pamela M. King, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Bristol
Paper 205-aBiblical Plays in the Low Countries and England
(Language: English)
Elsa G. C. Strietman, Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Performance Arts - General, Performance Arts - Drama
Paper 205-b'Parts' and 'Parcels': Cueing Conventions for the Player
(Language: English)
Philip Butterworth, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Performance Arts - General, Performance Arts - Drama
Paper 205-cOrdering the Pageants
(Language: English)
Meg Twycross, Department of English & Creative Writing, Lancaster University
Index terms: Performance Arts - General, Performance Arts - Drama
Abstract

This is the second of two sessions in honour of David Mills in which Elsa Strietman investigates the relationship between biblical plays from the Low Countries and English plays of the same period against the background of Catholic and Protestant influences. Philip Butterworth investigates the use of cueing conventions as determined by ‘parts’ and ‘parcels’ and their implications for performance. Meg Twycross develops her recent in-depth research into the civic documents at York and re-examines events of Corpus Christi Day in York, as seen through the eyes of the officials in charge of administering and recording them.