IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 1025: Law and Drama in France (13th-16th Centuries)

Wednesday 15 July 2009, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:De Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO)
Organiser:Jelle Koopmans, Department of French, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Moderator/Chair:Jelle Koopmans, Department of French, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Paper 1025-aDrama in the Registers of the Officialités in France
(Language: English)
Simon Gabay, Vakgroep Franse Taal & Letterkunde, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Canon Law, Performance Arts - Drama
Paper 1025-bLaw and Drama in the Southern Netherlands
(Language: English)
Katell Lavéant, Vakgroep Franse Taal & Letterkunde, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Performance Arts - Drama
Paper 1025-cLaw and Drama: The Parisian Situation
(Language: English)
Marie Bouhaïk-Gironès, Vakgroep Franse Taal & Letterkunde, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Performance Arts - Drama
Abstract

The legislation on drama, throughout the Middle Ages, has many highly confusing aspects. Local authorities, and Church authorities, continued to finance actors and performances and, at the same time, tried to gain control over public performance, by establishing means of censure or even overtly prohibiting performances. This sessions seek to further investigate the ambiguous position of authorities towards drama and, at the same time, seeks to find out which exact notion of theatricality was held by the normative sources.