IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1115: Rules to Follow - But Whose?

Wednesday 11 July 2012, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Medieval English Theatre / Records of Early English Drama
Organiser:Philip Butterworth, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Alexandra F. Johnston, Records of Early English Drama, University of Toronto, Downtown
Paper 1115-aRules to Follow - But Whose?: Christopher Goodman and His Controversies
(Language: English)
Elizabeth M. S. Baldwin, University of Victoria, British Columbia
Index terms: Local History, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Performance Arts - General, Performance Arts - Drama
Paper 1115-bThe Charlton Horn Fair and the Worshipful Society of Cuckolds and Cuckold-Makers
(Language: English)
James M. Gibson, Rochester Bridge Trust
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Local History, Performance Arts - Drama
Paper 1115-cJesus Christ Caught with Judas Priest: N-Town Passion Play I as 'Kiss and Tell' Hagiography
(Language: English)
Mary Hayes, Department of English, University of Mississippi
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Middle English, Lay Piety, Performance Arts - Drama

Elizabeth Baldwin investigates the letters of Christopher Goodman that shed important light on the final days of the Chester Whitsun Plays. James Gibson’s work on the records of West Kent has unearthed details of the Charlton Horn Fair – a carnival of ribaldry and rudeness in celebration of cuckoldry. Elsa Strietman examines further the role of the Sinnekens as helpless devils in Low Country Rhetorician Plays.