Performance in the City
York Medieval 2011
Hardback 266pp Illustrated
9781903153352   Product Code: 21287
The essays in this volume present research into York's medieval mystery plays as 'a cultural, devotional and theatrical phenomenon'. The contributors offer new insights on topics such as the importance of families to the dramatic narrative, manuscript links to Richard III and the value of cognitive theory in the discussion of performance past and present. These scholarly investigations are complemented by reflections on the practical experience derived from local people's modern revivals of the plays in the streets of the city.