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Author Beckwith, Sarah, 1959-

Title Signifying God : social relation and symbolic act in the York Corpus Christi plays / Sarah Beckwith.

Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2001.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  822.051609 BECK    AVAILABLE
Physical description xviii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-285) and index.
Summary ContentsAcknowledgmentsIntroductionPart One: Ruins and RevivalChapter 1The Present of Past Things: The York Corpus Christi Cycle as a Contemporary Theater of MemoryPart Two: Social Relation and Symbolic ActChapter 2Ritual, Theater, and Social Space in the York Corpus Christi CycleChapter 3Work, Markets, Civic Structure: Organizing the York Corpus Christi PlaysPart Three: Sacramental Theater Chapter 4Real Presences: The York Crucifixion as Sacramental TheaterChapter 5Presence after Presentness: The Theater of Resurrection in YorkChapter 6Penance, Presence, PunishmentPart Four: ReformChapter 7Theaters of Signs and Disguises: The Reform of the York Corpus Christi PlaysPart Five: RevivalChapter 8By the People for the People: The Gift of God for the People of GodNotesWorks CitedIndex
Subject York plays.
Mysteries and miracle-plays, English -- England -- York -- History and criticism.
Christianity and literature -- England -- York -- History -- To 1500.
Literature and society -- England -- York -- History -- To 1500.
Christian drama, English (Middle) -- History and criticism.
English drama -- To 1500 -- History and criticism.
Bible plays, English -- History and criticism.
Social conflict in literature.
Symbolism in literature.
God in literature.
York (England) -- Social conditions.
ISBN 0226041344 (cloth : alk. paper)