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Author Sturges, Robert Stuart, 1953- author.

Title The circulation of power in medieval Biblical drama : theaters of authority / Robert S. Sturges.

Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  822.051609 STUR    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvi, 230 pages ; 23 cm.
Series The new Middle Ages.
New Middle Ages (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-211) and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: -- 1. Introduction: Power, History, Drama 2. The Body: Bare Life in the Passion Plays 3. Things: Objects and Agency in the Trial and Crucifixion Plays 4. Gender/Politics: Resistant Motherhood in the Innocents Plays and the Planctus Mariae 5. Economics: Money, Labor, and Ideology in the Wakefield Master's Plays 6. Law: Obligation and Legal Parody in the Cain and Abel Plays 7. Theater: Audience and Authority.
Summary "This book investigates various modes of resistance to authority found in medieval Biblical drama. It concerns the ways in which the dissemination of power throughout culture is represented in these plays: the human body, objects, gender, politics, economics, law, and theater itself, as well as religion, are all registers in which such resistance may be enacted"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Power (Social sciences) in literature.
Christian drama, English (Middle) -- History and criticism.
English drama -- To 1500 -- History and criticism.
Religious drama -- History and criticism.
Drama, Medieval -- History and criticism.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN 9780230115781 (hardback)
0230115780 (hardback)
9781137182777 (ePUB)
9781137073440 (ePDF)