Visualizing Medieval Performance(English, Hardcover, unknown)

Product Description

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd

Genre: Performing Arts

ISBN: 9780754664369, 0754664368

Pages: 366

Taking a fresh look at the interconnections between medieval images, texts, theater, and practices of viewing, reading
and listening, this explicitly interdisciplinary volume explores various manifestations of performance and meanings of
performativity in the Middle Ages. The contributors - from their various perspectives as scholars of art history,
religion, history, literary studies, theater studies, music and dance - combine their resources to reassess the
complexity of expressions and definitions of medieval performance in a variety of different media. Among the topics
considered are interconnections between ritual and theater; dynamics of performative readings of illuminated
manuscripts, buildings and sculptures; linguistic performances of identity; performative models of medieval
spirituality; social and political spectacles encoded in ceremonies; junctures between spatial configurations of the
medieval stage and mnemonic practices used for meditation; performances of late medieval music that raise questions
about the issues of historicity, authenticity, and historical correctness in performance; and tensions inherent in the
very notion of a medieval dance performance.
Language: English
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9780754664369, 0754664368
Pages: 366
Imprint: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Height: 235 mm
Length: 159 mm
Weight: 920 gr