IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 624: Memory Theatre, II: Theatrical Memento

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Société internationale pour l'étude du théâtre médiéval (SITM)
Organiser:Cora Dietl, Institut für Germanistik, Justus-Liebig-Universität, Gießen
Moderator/Chair:M. A. Katritzky, Department of English, Open University, Milton Keynes
Paper 624-aThree Memento mori Plays on the Late Medieval Majorcan Stage
(Language: English)
Lenke Kovács, Departament de Filologia Catalana i Lingüística General, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma
Index terms: Language and Literature - Spanish or Portuguese, Performance Arts - Dance, Performance Arts - Drama, Religious Life
Paper 624-bMemento mori on Swiss Stage: Johannes Kolross's Spil von Fünfferley betrachtnussen zur Buß
(Language: English)
Cora Dietl, Institut für Germanistik, Justus-Liebig-Universität, Gießen
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Performance Arts - Drama, Religious Life
Paper 624-c'And do not say 'tis superstition…': Shakespeare, Memory, and the Iconography of Death
(Language: English)
Lawrence Green, Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, University of Warwick
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Language and Literature - Other
Abstract

In late medieval and early modern poetics, plays are often called the ‘more effective sermons’. The papers in this session analyse plays dedicated to the aim of memento mori, and ask in how far these plays are really more effective than sermons, i.e. which theatrical modes they use for persuasion and moral instruction, how they visualise the reminded, and at the same time whether they also serve their theological duty as ‘visible sermons’: How orthodox are they in their teaching?