IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1226: Sentence and Solace in English Biblical Drama, III

Wednesday 3 July 2013, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Records of Early English Drama / Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Oxford
Organiser:Diana Wyatt, Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Oxford
Moderator/Chair:Alexandra F. Johnston, Records of Early English Drama, University of Toronto, Downtown
Respondent:Gordon L. Kipling, Department of English, University of California, Los Angeles
Paper 1226-aJohn the Baptist Preaching Penance
(Language: English)
Charlotte Steenbrugge, Centre for Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies, University of Toronto
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Performance Arts - Drama, Religious Life
Paper 1226-bDramatic Practice in John Bale's Biblical Plays and Some Contemporary Cycles in England and Abroad
(Language: English)
Peter Happé, Department of English, University of Southampton
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Performance Arts - Drama, Religious Life
Abstract

Almost all the plays that have survived from the English Middle Ages and many 16th century plays are based on Biblical or other sacred text. One of the papers in this session will extend the consideration of English Biblical plays to contemporary French analogies while the second considers the challenges faced by English Protestant dramatists such as John Bale and Arthur Golding as they sought to give Protestant Biblical plays the popularity of the familiar Catholic drama.