Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Vers Une Poétique Du Discours Dramatique Au Moyen ÂGe: Actes Du Colloque International Organisé Au Palais Neptune De Toulon Les 13 et 14 Novembre 2008

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Vers Une Poétique Du Discours Dramatique Au Moyen ÂGe: Actes Du Colloque International Organisé Au Palais Neptune De Toulon Les 13 et 14 Novembre 2008

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Vers une poétique du discours dramatique au Moyen Age: Actes du colloque international organisé au Palais Neptune de Toulon les iß et 14 novembre 2008, éd. Xavier Leroux, Babeliana 14 (Paris: Champion, 201 1). 340 pp. ISBN 978- 2- 7453- 2256- 2. euro75.00. The twelve essays in this volume seek to define the particularities of late medieval French drama, with the ultimate aim of establishing a framework for studying this tradition in all its distinction from the dramatic conventions established in the seventeenth century and beyond. Topics addressed include assembling a database of stock characters and names of characters, the use of versification, staging techniques, musical interludes, and rhetorical strategies. The body of plays includes farce, such as Maître Mimin étudiant and assorted sotties, but is dominated by the more 'edifying' genres of biblical and hagiographical mystery plays. …

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