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The Staging of Drama in the Medieval Church
978-1-61149-251-4 • Paperback
July 2003 • $75.00 • (£44.95)
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Pages: 251
Size: 8 3/4 x 11 1/8
By Dunbar H. Ogden
Literary Criticism | Reference
University Press Copublishing Division | University of Delaware
Using original rubrics from some 1,200 manuscripts, this book documents performance of the liturgical drama from the tenth through the sixteenth centuries. It lays out the staging space and traces the movements of the performers on architectural ground plans. The rubrics reveal a wealth of information about the creating of character through ecclesiastical vestments and other costumes. It also includes a surprising range of directives for voice, gesture, and dumb show. The book provides a major theatrical source book for students and scholars in the field of drama. I
• Winner, George Freedley Memorial Award, Second Place, Theatre Library Association