Academic journal article Comparative Drama

Philip Butterworth and Katie Normington, Eds.: European Theatre Performance Practice, 1400-1580

Academic journal article Comparative Drama

Philip Butterworth and Katie Normington, Eds.: European Theatre Performance Practice, 1400-1580

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Philip Butterworth and Katie Normington, eds. European Theatre Performance Practice, 1400-1580. Farnham: Ashgate, 2014. Pp. xxvi + 551. $300.00.

The primary text, as listed on the publisher's website, includes: Introduction; Part I Records: St John's College register of inventories (1548-49), Trinity College Inventory (1550), Alan H. Nelson; Cordwainers' and shoemakers' accounts (1549-50), Smiths', cutlers', and plumbers' accounts (1560-61), Bowyers', fletchers', coopers', and stringers' accounts (1571), Painters', glaziers', embroiderers', and stationers' accounts (1571), Elizabeth Baldwin, Lawrence M. Clopper, and David Mills; Cappers' records (1540), Drapers' accounts (1563), Smiths' accounts (1584), R.W. Ingram; Corporation chamberlains' accounts (1573-74) (Elizabeth's visit), Willis' description of a play at Gloucester (1570s), Audrey Douglas and Peter Greenfield; Chamberlains' accounts (New Romney, 1483-86 and 1560-61), James M. Gibson; Grocers' Guild records (1564-65), David Galloway; Mercers' pageant documents (1433) (indenture), Mercers' pageant documents (1461) (expenses), Alexandra F. Johnston and Margaret Rogerson; Of perspective, Sebastiano Serlio; Third dialogue, Leoni di Somi. Part II Pageant Vehicle Staging: The York Mercers and their pageant of Doomsday, 1433-1526, Alexandra F. Johnston and Margaret (Dorrell) Rogerson; The development of the York Mercers' pageant waggon, Peter Meredith; The manner of these playes, John Marshall; The Coventry pageant waggon, Reg Ingram. Part III Other Forms of Staging: Criteria for a popular repertory, David Bevington; La festa d'Elx: the Festival of the Assumption of the Virgin, Elche (Alicante), Pamela M. …

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