IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1028: Rules and the Unruly in Late Medieval English Drama

Wednesday 11 July 2012, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Medieval English Theatre / Records of Early English Drama
Organiser:Philip Butterworth, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Cora Dietl, Institut für Germanistik, Justus-Liebig-Universität, Gießen
Paper 1028-aBiblical versus Contemporary Time Rules and Rulers in Medieval Nativity Plays
(Language: English)
Vicente Chacón Carmona, Departmento de Literatura Inglesa y Norteamericana, Universidad de Sevilla
Index terms: Performance Arts - General, Performance Arts - Drama
Paper 1028-bBreaking the Rules Across Genres: The Fall of the Angels in Vincent of Beauvais' Speculum Historiale and Thomas Chaundler's Liber Apolgeticus
(Language: English)
Elza C. Tiner, Department of English / Department of Latin, Lynchburg College, Virginia
Index terms: Performance Arts - General, Performance Arts - Drama
Paper 1028-cRules of Exchange: Some Thoughts on Dialogicality in the N. Town Plays
(Language: English)
Pamela M. King, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Bristol
Index terms: Performance Arts - General, Performance Arts - Drama
Abstract

Vicente Chacón Carmona’s paper analyses the consequences of following (or not) earthly or heavenly rules established for characters in the Chester, York, Towneley and northern town plays. Elza Tiner examines Thomas Chandler’s play Liber Apologeticus. She illustrates how language from history, in prose narration, is transformed into God’s opening monologue. Pam King’s paper examines the complex dialogical relationships between spoken, sung, and gestural communication through performance to and with an audience.