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Staging the Peregrini

Staging the Peregrini
Staging the Peregrini
The biblical narrative of the meeting between Christ and disciples (the Peregrini)on the road to Emmaus permits different emphases in the re-telling. The painters, playmakers, and theological commentators who came later all exploited this in their versioning of the story. The popularity of the episode across centuries, and different national traditions and genres seems to lie in the freedom it gave playmakers to adjust such an ideologically important event to the capacities, needs, desires, fears, and tastes of their expected audiences. This means that we might be able to deduce something about the cultural contexts of performance, and about the spectators of medieval drama, from the distinctive features of the plays themselves, even although a chronology for individual plays or collections is hard to establish, and is constantly being revised. The article addresses the different representations of the event in medieval English drama and record with this goal.
0946-2457
McGavin, John
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McGavin, John
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McGavin, John (2018) Staging the Peregrini. Theta: Theatre Tudor, XIII (online).

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Abstract

The biblical narrative of the meeting between Christ and disciples (the Peregrini)on the road to Emmaus permits different emphases in the re-telling. The painters, playmakers, and theological commentators who came later all exploited this in their versioning of the story. The popularity of the episode across centuries, and different national traditions and genres seems to lie in the freedom it gave playmakers to adjust such an ideologically important event to the capacities, needs, desires, fears, and tastes of their expected audiences. This means that we might be able to deduce something about the cultural contexts of performance, and about the spectators of medieval drama, from the distinctive features of the plays themselves, even although a chronology for individual plays or collections is hard to establish, and is constantly being revised. The article addresses the different representations of the event in medieval English drama and record with this goal.

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Accepted/In Press date: 31 January 2018
Published date: 23 July 2018
Additional Information: forthcoming June 2018

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Local EPrints ID: 420430
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/420430
ISSN: 0946-2457
PURE UUID: 12c90bf1-11f2-4d6c-8043-08dd9275b7cc

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Date deposited: 08 May 2018 16:30
Last modified: 05 Oct 2018 11:52

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