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Medieval Realms

Darren Royston

Darren Royston is a Dance and Movement Tutor and Choreographer at RADA, and the Artistic Director and Choreographer for Nonsuch History and Dance. He is council member of many professional organisations including The Laban Guild for Movement and Dance, The European Association of Dance Historians, DANCE UK Choreographers' Forum and the Early Dance Circle (UK) and a member of UNESCO International Council for Dance. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dramatic Dance : An Actor’s Approach to Dance as a Dramatic Art

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...Within the Time Frame Middle Ages in Europe from the collapse of the Roman Empire through to the fifteenth century. Feudal systems of hierarchy of power: designated rulers and followers...

Shakespeare’s Medieval World

Helen Cooper

Helen Cooper is Professor of Medieval and Renaissance English at the University of Cambridge. She is the author of The English Romance in Time: Transforming Motifs from Geoffrey of Monmouth to the Death of Shakespeare. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare and the Medieval World

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2010

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...Before its upgrading to a market town in the late twelfth century, Stratford had been little more than its name suggested: the place where a Roman road forded its river. Early in the Middle Ages, the ford was replaced by a wooden bridge...

Introduction

Helen Cooper

Helen Cooper is Professor of Medieval and Renaissance English at the University of Cambridge. She is the author of The English Romance in Time: Transforming Motifs from Geoffrey of Monmouth to the Death of Shakespeare. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare and the Medieval World

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2010

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...The world in which Shakespeare lived was a medieval one. Stratford and its surrounding towns had been founded in the Middle Ages: Coventry, which owed its status as a city to its Norman cathedral; Warwick, grown up around its castle...

Everyman

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G.A. Lester

Edited by

G.A. Lester

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Methuen Drama, 2002

New Mermaids

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Roles: Total (17), Female (4), Male (13), Unassigned (0)

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...Death summons a man to the reckoning of his life, and his journey towards judgement makes up the matter of one of the best surviving examples of morality plays. Everyman, the central character of the play, is not a person but a place-holder...

Mankind

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G.A. Lester

Edited by

G.A. Lester

~playauthor~Written by~ G.A. Lester ~playauthor~Edited by~ G.A. Lester

Methuen Drama, 2002

New Mermaids

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Roles: Total (7), Female (0), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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...The eponymous character of Mankind is a plain, honest farmer struggling against worldly and spiritual temptation in a morality play that is remarkable for its bawdy and energetic humour. The instructive sermon from the figure of Mercy which...

Staging The Unstageable

Helen Cooper

Helen Cooper is Professor of Medieval and Renaissance English at the University of Cambridge. She is the author of The English Romance in Time: Transforming Motifs from Geoffrey of Monmouth to the Death of Shakespeare. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare and the Medieval World

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2010

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...Asina videt ipsum [Angelum] et non Balaham.[The ass sees the angel, but Balaam cannot.]Enter Ariel, invisible. Chester, play V, ‘Balaam’, s.d. at 215; Tem, s.d. at 3.2.42. Chester, play V...

Total Theatre

Helen Cooper

Helen Cooper is Professor of Medieval and Renaissance English at the University of Cambridge. She is the author of The English Romance in Time: Transforming Motifs from Geoffrey of Monmouth to the Death of Shakespeare. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare and the Medieval World

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2010

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...Item Settynge the worldes on fyre iiij d The Coventry Corpus Christi Plays , ed. M. Pamela King and Clifford Davidson...

Mundus et Infans

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G.A. Lester

Edited by

G.A. Lester

~playauthor~Written by~ G.A. Lester ~playauthor~Edited by~ G.A. Lester

Methuen Drama, 2002

New Mermaids

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Roles: Total (8), Female (1), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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...The whole life of a man is staged in Mundus et Infans, as Child grows up into Manhood and succumbs to Folly in an exemplary morality play structure of transgression and redemption. The protagonist’s beginning...

Romance, Women and the Providential World

Helen Cooper

Helen Cooper is Professor of Medieval and Renaissance English at the University of Cambridge. She is the author of The English Romance in Time: Transforming Motifs from Geoffrey of Monmouth to the Death of Shakespeare. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare and the Medieval World

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2010

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...Then is there mirth in heaven When earthly things made even Atone together.(AYLI 5.4.106–8)To state the obvious: Shakespeare’s comedies are characterized by their happy endings, usually a matter of young love culminating in marriage...

“Once more we sit in England's royal throne”

Dick Riley

Dick Riley's novels and plays include collaboration on the best-selling Black Sunday (with Thomas Harris), Rite of Expiation, and the drama Middleman Out. He lives in White Plains, New York. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shakespeare’s Consuls, Cardinals, and Kings : A Guide for the Perplexed

Continuum, 2008

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...The Henry VI trilogy, sometimes known as “the contention plays,” is about a half-century contest for power among the noble ranks of England. There are occasional conflicts over ideology or policy – how to prosecute the war in France...