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Medieval Mystery Plays as Popular Culture

Performing the Lives of Saints

By (author) Diane Murphy
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 4th Dec 2006
Dimensions: w 159mm h 229mm d 19mm
Weight: 508g
ISBN-10: 0773456244
ISBN-13: 9780773456242
Barcode No: 9780773456242
Examines vernacular saint plays in French, Italian, and English from the thirteenth through sixteenth centuries. This book focuses on the genre of hagiographic drama as an expression of popular religion and popular culture in the Middle Ages, serving as a test of modern theories pertaining to popular culture.

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"... enriches our understanding of hagiography - the lives of the saints, their earliest sources and later posterity - and its impact on the medieval to Renaissance public at large, not just the learned minority..." - Professor Nadia Margolis, UCLA"