Power and Violence in Medieval and Early Modern Theater

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English summary: Theater historians were discussing the particular type of violence displayed by medieval religious plays long before cultural studies discovered violence as a favored topic. The present volume, which gathers selected papers of the first regional colloquium of the ociete Internationale pour l'Etude du Theatre Medieval(SITM) in Germany, draws upon recent sociohistorical work on the phenomenon to reconsider past paradigms for the function of violence on the medieval stage, including the concept of ompassio. ...

Power and Violence in Medieval and Early Modern Theater 2014, V&r Unipress, Goettingen

ISBN-13: 9783847103165

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