The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1589 Friday, 25 August 2000.
Date: Friday, 25 Aug 2000 01:43:00 -0400
Subject: 11.1580 Re: Tudor Iconoclasm
Comment: Re: SHK 11.1580 Re: Tudor Iconoclasm
As a sidebar to the "Tudor Iconoclasm" discussion, I would draw folks'
attention to a most useful article, "Saint Plays and Pageants of
Medieval Britain," Clifford Davidson, _The Early Drama, Art, and Music
Review_, 22:1 (Fall 1999), 11-37. Davidson has pulled together a
remarkable list of British saint plays updated through the most recently
published REED collections (Cornwall/Dorset 1999), reminding one yet
again that the lines between "medieval" and "Renaissance," "sacred" and
"secular" are not as rigid as some of us were taught. Seems a pity to
look at Isabella or Imogen or Hermione or even Cordelia without at least
a glance to the rich dramatic traditions of saints' plays . . .
Barbara D. Palmer
Mary Washington College