Nine Medieval Latin Plays by Peter DronkeNine Medieval Latin Plays by Peter Dronke

Nine Medieval Latin Plays

EditorPeter Dronke

Paperback | March 24, 2008

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This first volume of Cambridge Medieval Classics offers the text of nine of the most outstanding plays composed and performed in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, the period of the finest flowering of medieval Latin drama. Newly edited and translated, the texts are given in both Latin and English, with detailed notes and apparatus to aid interpretation. They are selected to represent the range of dramatic achievement between about 1050 and 1180, when the use of sung play-texts, within a context of liturgical ceremony as well as for secular entertainment, was at its peak. The plays chosen are boldly inventive and compellingly imaginative, revealing the depth and range of the medieval dramatic mind. Included are works from France and Germany, a piece by Hildegard of Bingen, and the Passion Play from the Carmina Burana.
Title:Nine Medieval Latin PlaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:276 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.63 inPublished:March 24, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521727650

ISBN - 13:9780521727655

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Table of Contents

Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction; Eleventh-Century Plays: I. Sponsus (The Bridegroom); 2. Officium stelle (The Play of the Star); 3-4. Tres filie, Tres clerici (The Three Daughters and The Three Students); Twelfth-Century Plays: 5-6.Verses pascales de tres Maries, Versus de pelegrino (Easter Verses of the Three Maries and Verses about the Stranger); 7. Danielis ludus (The Play of Daniel); 8. Ordo Virtutum (The Play of the Virtues); 9. Ludus de passione (The Passion Play, from the Carmina Burana); Textual and Explanatory Notes.