The Mediaeval Stage, Volumen1

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Oxford University Press, 1903 - 419 páginas
From the demise of ancient Roman spectacles (c. 400 AD) to a new class of professional players by the 16th-century. Excellent accounts of wandering minstrels, mimes, mummers, miracle and morality plays, puppet shows, dramatic pageants, liturgical plays and much more.
 

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Published as two volumes in 1903, this massive history of medieval theater by noted Shakespeare scholar and critic Chambers is no doubt still one of the most extensive treatments of the subject. Leer comentario completo

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Página 267 - gainst that season comes Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated, The bird of dawning singeth all night long...
Página xxxix - Strutt's Sports and Pastimes of the People of England; including the Rural and Domestic Recreations, May Games, Mummeries, Shows, Processions, Pageants, and Pompous Spectacles, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time.
Página 403 - First, in the feast of Christmas, there was in the king's house, wheresoever he was lodged, a lord of misrule, or master of merry disports, and the like had ye in the house of every nobleman of honour or good worship, were he spiritual or temporal.
Página 57 - A manly man, to been an abbot able. Ful many a deyntee hors hadde he in stable: And, whan he rood, men mighte his brydel here Ginglen in a whistling wind as clere, 170 And eek as loude as dooth the chapel-belle Ther as this lord was keper of the celle. The reule of seint Maure or of seint Beneit, By-cause that it was old and som-del streit, This ilke monk leet olde thinges pace, And held after the newe world the space.
Página 96 - ... quia si fana eadem bene constructa sunt, necesse est ut a cultu daemonum in obsequio veri Dei debeant commutari ; ut dum gens ipsa eadem fana sua non videt destrui, de corde errorem deponat, et Deum verum cognoscens ac adorans, ad loca quae consuevit, familiarius concurrat.
Página 169 - We have been rambling all the night, And almost all the day ; And now returned back again, We have brought you a branch of May. A branch of May we have brought you, And at your door it stands ; It is but a sprout, but it's well budded out By the work of our Lord's hands.
Página 403 - Amongst the which the mayor of London, and either of the sheriffs, had their several lords of misrule, ever contending, without quarrel or offence, who should make the rarest pastimes to delight the beholders.
Página xxix - Kemble.— The Saxons in England: A History of the English Commonwealth till the period of the Norman Conquest.
Página 96 - Augustinum episcopum perduxerit, dicite ei, quid diu mecum de causa Anglorum cogitans tractavi: videlicet quia fana idolorum destrui in eadem gente minime debeant; sed ipsa quae in eis sunt idola destruantur ; aqua benedicta fiat, in eisdem fanis aspergatur, altaria construantur, reliquiae ponantur: quia si fana eadem bene constructa sunt, necesse est ut a cultu daemonum in...
Página 294 - Priests and clerks may be seen wearing masks and monstrous visages at the hours of office. They dance in the choir dressed as women, panders or minstrels. They sing wanton songs. They eat black puddings at the horn of the altar while the celebrant is saying mass.

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