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The N-Town play

Penny Granger

The N-Town play

drama and liturgy in medieval East Anglia

by Penny Granger

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Published by D.S. Brewer in Cambridge, Rochester, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mysteries and miracle-plays, English -- England -- East Anglia -- History and criticism,
  • Christian drama, English (Middle) -- England -- East Anglia -- History and criticism,
  • Bible plays, English -- England -- East Anglia -- History and criticism,
  • Liturgical drama -- England -- East Anglia -- History and criticism

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 220-243) and index.

    StatementPenny Granger.
    SeriesWestfield medieval studies -- v. 2, Westfield medieval studies -- v. 2.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR644.E28 G73 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 257 p. :
    Number of Pages257
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23692817M
    ISBN 101843841894
    ISBN 109781843841890
    LC Control Number2009464648

    Introduction. The N-Town plays, formerly known as the Hegge plays and as Ludus Coventriae, are anomalous among the late medieval English cycle their dramatic subject matter parallels that found in York, Chester, and Towneley, N-Town. The lives of women in religious communities in late medieval Europe are the main focus of this volume which brings together a body of original research by historians and literary scholars and discusses a variety of such communities in France, Germany and Wales. The perspective is also broadened to include the lives of women in relation to the local community in places as far 1/5(1).

    Even more noteworthy, the N-Town cycle incorporates two smaller cycles that can be performed separately: a series of plays on the life of Mary, and a two-part Passion play. The N-Town . Buy The Mary Play: From the N. Town Manuscript by Peter Meredith (Editor) online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 2 editions - starting at $ Shop now.

    The Assumption of the Virgin. a Miracle Play from the N-Town Cycle book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This work has been sele. A modernization by Stanley J. Kahrl and Alexandra F. Johnston. Copyright © A.F. Johnston Toronto, TABLE OF CONTENTS.


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N-Town plays, an English cycle of 42 scriptural (or “ mystery”) plays dating from the second half of the 15th century and so called because an opening proclamation refers to performance “in N.

town.” Since evidence suggests that the cycle was not peculiar to one city or community but traveled from town to town, the abbreviation “N.” would indicate that the appropriate name of. The N-Town Play: Drama and Liturgy in Medieval East Anglia (Westfield Medieval Studies) [Granger, Penny] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

The N-Town Play: Drama and Liturgy in Medieval East Anglia (Westfield Medieval Studies)Cited by: 3. The N-Town Play II Hardcover – January 1, See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Used from Hardcover, January 1, "Please retry" — — — Hardcover — The Amazon Book Review Manufacturer: Unknown. Corresponding Material between N-Town and Other Late Medieval English Plays; The N-Town Plays The Banns (Proclamation) 1.

Creation of Heaven; Fall of Lucifer 2. Creation of the World; Fall of Man 3. Cain and Abel 4. Noah 5. Abraham and Isaac 6. Moses 7.

Root of Jesse The Mary Play (Plays 8–11 and 13) 8. Joachim and Anne 9. Presentation of. Hardback. The N-Town Play, from fifteenth-century East Anglia is a compilation of late-medieval vernacular theatre. It differs from the better-known Northern medieval mystery plays in that it offers a double cycle of Christ's life together with that of the Virgin Mary, incorporating much liturgical material.

This The N-Town play book, the first full-length study to be devoted to to the N-Town Play. Book Description: The dramatic text known as the N-Town Play, from fifteenth-century East Anglia, is a significant but mysterious compilation of late-medieval vernacular theatre.

It differs radically from the better-known Northern medieval mysteryplays in that it offers a. The Mary Play is a beautiful and engaging piece of late medieval stagecraft.

It is rich in music and spectacle and is the only English play which deals with Mary's parents and her early life; the only play which centres on a prayer, the Ave Maria; the only play which in its devotional intensity reflects the central concerns of late fifteenth century lay s: 1.

This book, the first full-length study to be devoted to the N-Town Play, provides a complete reassessment of the play, setting it in its geographical, religious and political context.

The author argues that liturgy, an essential part of the experience of medieval people, is key to understanding the N-Town Play, and that it is best seen as a.

See P lines 97–98, below, and the Wakefield Annunciation play, lines 35–38, as an example of this trope. The N-Town playwright gives dramatic realization to the idea in the elaborate staging of the triple beam of light descending upon.

The book is divided into five chapters: "Setting the Scene," "Text in Context," "Liturgy in Play," "Other Connections," and "The Evolution of the N-Town Play and Its Audience." In the first chapter, Granger draws from Catherine Bell's Ritual: Perspectives and Dimensions and notes that because of N-Town's extensive use of liturgy that N-Town.

The N-Town Plays (Teams M has been added to your Cart Add to Cart. Buy Now More Buying Choices 2 New from $ 12 Used from and the appearance of the risen Christ to the Virgin Mary in her Assumption Play.

This edition acknowledges the N-Town compiler who took plays from various contexts and integrated them into an existing cycle of Reviews: 1. (39) Although I am aware of recent scholarship that suggests that the N-Town Plays as represented in Cotton MS Vespasian are more a compilation for reading than a book of plays to be performed as a cycle, I use the term "audience" to identify the interpretive community of the N-Town Plays throughout this article.

See Spector (S ), who cites The Book of Adam and Eve, Historia Scholastica, and rab­binical commentaries, along with scholarly studies by Lewis and Poteet.s.n.–, s.n. Uxor Shem Uxor Cham Uxor Japhet. N-Town is the only one of the cycles to give voices to the wives of Noah’s three sons.

This book, the first full-length study to be devoted to the "N-Town Play", provides a complete reassessment of the play, setting it in its geographical, religious and political context. The author argues that liturgy, an essential part of the experience of medieval people, is key to understanding the N-Town Play, and that it is best seen as a.

The N-Town Plays. In The N-Town Plays: A Facsimile of British Library MS Cotton Vespasian D VIII. Intro. Peter Meredith and Stanley J. Kahrl. Leeds Texts and Monographs. Medieval Drama Facsimiles 4.

Leeds: University of Leeds, School of English, ———. In The N-Town Play: Cotton MS Vespasian D Ed. Stephen Spector.

2 vols. EETS s.s. N-Town Plays synonyms, N-Town Plays pronunciation, N-Town Plays translation, English dictionary definition of N-Town Plays. Brewer and Granger have taken on a daunting task: publishing a scholarly, book-length commentary on the N-Town Plays. Such an ambitious work and approach is certainly welcome to late medieval drama.

The N-Town Play. Presents, in Middle English with marginal glosses, explanatory notes, and textual notes, the entire text of the N-Town Plays from an English manuscript of the late s. Description: vii, pages: illustrations ; 26 cm. This book, the first full-length study to be devoted to the N-Town Play, provides a complete reassessment of the play, setting it in its geographical, religious and political context.

The author argues that liturgy, an essential part of the experience of medieval people, is key to understanding the N-Town Play, and that it is best seen as a Reviews: 1. ; The N-Town play ; Intention and reception ; Parallel phonomena ; Moving pictures ; Religious observance -- Liturgy in play.

Liturgical material in the constituent parts of the N-Town play ; Latin material ; Vernacular translations and paraphrases ; Other liturgical material ; Private devotions -- Other connections. Get this from a library.

The N-Town play: drama and liturgy in medieval East Anglia. [Penny Granger] -- The dramatic text known as the N-Town Play, from fifteenth-century East Anglia, is a significant but mysterious compilation of late-medieval.

The plays of the N-Town cycle vary from simple, almost liturgical, recitations of Biblical texts (as in the Moses play of the Ten Commandments, the Jesse play with its kings and prophets, and the Pentecost play) to highly complex and fast moving short dramas on Biblical themes that have a naturalism and liveliness (as in the Death of Herod and the Woman Taken in Adultery) almost .COVID Resources.

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In N-Town, drama and liturgy are in a "symbiotic relationship" of mutual illumination, which Granger suggests may be unique in medieval English vernacular drama.

This claimed uniqueness is then interrogated in the remaining chapters of the book, which consider N-Town in the sociopolitical, religious, and literary contexts in which it was written.