The Towneley Cycle

Unity and Diversity

Awdur(on) Peter Happé

Iaith: Saesneg

Dosbarthiad(au): History

Cyfres: Religion and Culture in the Middle Ages

  • Mai 2007 · 226 tudalen ·216x146mm

  • · Clawr Caled - 9780708320488

Am y llyfr

Cyfrol yn darparu golwg fanwl ar a chyflwyniad i ddramâu Towneley, sef cylch o 32 o ddramâu a gyfansoddwyd tua 1500. Asesir hanes testunol a llawysgrifol y casgliad, a thrafodir iaith ac arddull a strwythur. Mantolir wedyn gyd-destun hanesyddol a chrefyddol y casgliad.


'Happe has written an admirable study, which is attractively produced by its publisher. There will be no justice if it is not for many years the book on the Towneley plays.'Andrew Breeze, University of Navarre, Pamplona, MLR, 103.3, 2008 'This book offers rich examples for the study of primary theatre texts and secondary civic documents. Happe's book significantly updates A. C. Cawley's earlier efforts on the Towneley cycle, and no future study of this important manuscript will be complete without reference to his work.' John Warrick, Theatre Notebook, Vol. 62, No. 3


Introduction: The Problem of Unity PART ONE: THE TEXT 1. Prologue: Place and Date 1.1 The Manuscript 1.2 York and Towneley 1.3 Provenances and Authorship 1.4 The Wakefield Master PART TWO: PERFORMING THE CYCLE 2. Prologue: Some Questions of Performance 2.1 Dramaturgy 2.2 Modern Revivals 2.3 Special Features PART THREE: IDEOLOGIES AND INTERPRETATIVE STRATEGIES 3. Prologue: Interpretations 3.1 Gender 3.2 Religion and Popular Culture 3.2.1 Religion 3.2.2 Popular Culture 3.3 Social Contexts 3.4 Interrelations in the Psychology of Evil 3.5 Good Men and Women PART FOUR: NEGOTIATING THE TEXT 4 . Prologue 4.1 Development 4.2 Playing and Reception 4.3 Interpretations and Structure

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