Defining Acts (Paperback)
Drama and the Politics of Interpretation in Late Medieval England
This study examines the social, political and theological issues that were brought to the late medieval stage. Examining plays, urban pageant cycles and travelling miracles' and morality plays, dating to the 14th and 15th centuries, Ruth Nisse explores how these translated contemporary issues and especially vernacular theology through performance. Works such as Chaucer's Miller's Tale , the York Passion Plays, the Wakefield Master' plays and the Play of the Sacrament are discussed in detail.