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The New Middle Ages

Vision and Audience in Medieval Drama

A Study of The Castle of Perseverance

Authors: Young, Andrea Louise

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The earliest complete morality play in English, The Castle of Perseverance depicts the culture of medieval East Anglia, a region once known for its production of artistic objects. Discussing the spectator experience of this famed play, Young argues that vision is the organizing principle that informs this play's staging, structure, and narrative.

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Andrea Young is Lecturer at the University of Liverpool Continuing Education program.

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"While recovering the experiences of individual spectators from this period is virtually impossible, Young's book draws on a wide range of evidence - the play text itself, the manuscript's staging diagram, modern 'historical' performances and the reviews they attracted, modern critical theory, practical experimentation, medieval art, and texts on optics and the theology of vision - to construct the dynamic of spectatorship which the play exploits. This is an imaginative and sustained piece of analysis, underpinned by extensive reading." - John J McGavin, Professor of English, University of Southampton, UK


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Vision and Audience in Medieval Drama
Book Subtitle
A Study of The Castle of Perseverance
Authors
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-44607-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137446077
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-46559-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 228
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