IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 524: Memory Theatre, I: Shaping Memory through Theatre

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Société internationale pour l'étude du théâtre médiéval (SITM)
Organiser:Cora Dietl, Institut für Germanistik, Justus-Liebig-Universität, Gießen
Moderator/Chair:Cora Dietl, Institut für Germanistik, Justus-Liebig-Universität, Gießen
Paper 524-aA Prince or a Pauper?: Staging Noble Lineage in the Coronation Order of Emperor Charles IV
(Language: English)
Eliška Poláčková, Department of Theatre Studies, Masarykova univerzita, Brno / Centre for Classical Studies, Czech Academy of Sciences, Praha
Index terms: Performance Arts - General, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 524-bUnreliable Witnesses: Foreign and Local Memories of the 1589 Florentine Intermedi
(Language: English)
M. A. Katritzky, Department of English, Open University, Milton Keynes
Index terms: Language and Literature - Italian, Performance Arts - General, Performance Arts - Drama, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 524-cImagery, Memory, and Dynasties in Shakespeare's Richard II
(Language: English)
Giorgia de Santis, Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Università degli Studi di Roma 'Tor Vergata'
Giorgia De Santis, Dipartimento di Storia, Patrimonio culturale, Formazione e Società, Università degli Studi di Roma 'Tor Vergata'
Index terms: Language and Literature - Other, Performance Arts - Drama
Abstract

Politics need performance – especially in the late middle ages, which are often regarded as the peak time of symbolic presentation. Politics, however, also rely on memory, on arguments take form history and on the inscription of events and deeds into memory. The papers in this session ask how different houses and cities of 14th-16th century used theatre and performance for shaping the audience’s memory in support of their own politics.