IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1126: Sentence and Solace in English Biblical Drama, II

Wednesday 3 July 2013, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Records of Early English Drama / Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Oxford
Organiser:Alexandra F. Johnston, Records of Early English Drama, University of Toronto, Downtown
Moderator/Chair:Margaret Rogerson, Department of English, University of Sydney
Paper 1126-aThe Culture of Tyranny in the Digby Mary Magdalen
(Language: English)
Heather S. Mitchell-Buck, Department of English, Hood College, Maryland
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Middle English, Performance Arts - Drama, Religious Life
Paper 1126-bMagdalen's Mistake or Divine Costume Design?: Christ as the Gardener in English Dramatic Portraits of John 20
(Language: English)
Mary Hayes, Department of English, University of Mississippi
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Middle English, Performance Arts - Drama, Religious Life
Paper 1126-cBiblicism and Historicism in Lewis Wager's Life and Repentaunce of Marie Magdalene
(Language: English)
Ernst Gerhardt, Department of English, Laurentian University, Ontario
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Middle English, Performance Arts - Drama, Religious Life
Abstract

Almost all the plays that have survived from the English Middle Ages and many 16th plays are based on Biblical or other sacred text. The three papers in this session will examine the treatment of the figure of Mary Magdalen as she is presented in the Biblical cycles, the medieval play of Mary Magdalen and the sixteenth century play Life and Repentance of Mary Magdalen by Lewis Wager