Theater, Culture, and Community in Reformation Bern, 1523-1555

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This study examines the sociocultural context of ten plays performed during the formative years of the Bernese Reformation. It treats not only three pre-reform carnival plays by Niklaus Manuel, but also six newly edited works by local court secretary Hans von Rute. Individual chapters focus on the plays' polemics, staging, and choruses, as well as on local Zwinglian reform. An appendix contains the plays' fifteen song texts. The vivid staging and choral interludes of Bern's Reformation theater belie the assumption that the ...

Theater, Culture, and Community in Reformation Bern, 1523-1555 2001, Brill, Leiden

ISBN-13: 9789004123533

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