Publications on Medieval and Renaissance Drama and Performance, excluding scholarship focused solely on Shakespeare.
Sharon Aronson-Lehavi. Street Scenes: Late Medieval Acting and Performance. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Limited, 2011.
Michelle Butler. "'All the yemandry that ys here': Allusions to Robin Hood in Mankind" in British Outlaws of Literature and History: Essays on Medieval and Early Modern Figures from Robin Hood to Twm Shon Catty, edited by Alexander L. Kaufman. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., 2011.
Marla Carlson. Performing Bodies in Pain: Medieval and Post-Modern Martyrs, Mystics, and Artists. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Limited. 2011.
Pilar Cuder-Domínguez. Stuart Women Playwrights, 1613-1713 (Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama), Farnham, Ashgate, 2010.
Max Harris. Sacred Folly: A New History of the Feast of Fools. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2011.
Pamela King. Medieval Literature 1300-1500. (Guides to Literature Series). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2011.
Alan Knight. Les Mystères de la Procession de Lille: Légendes romaines et chrétiennes. (Volume V). Geneva: Librairie Droz, 2011.
The volume includes:
Le viol d'Orgia
Le juge d'Athènes
Octavien et la sibylle
Le miracle de l'Abbesse grosse
Moralité de l'Assomption de la Vierge Marie
Michael O'Connell. Three Florentine Sacre Rappresentazioni: Texts and Translations. Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2011.
The York Mystery Plays: Performance in the City. Margaret Rogerson, Ed. Woodbridge; Rochester: Boydell and Brewer, 2011.
The volume includes:
Introduction: Performance in the City
Foreword: The Mystery Plays and the Community
1. Nicholas Lancaster, Richard of Gloucester and the York Corpus Christi Play
2. Bridging the Jurisdictional Divide: The Masons and the York Corpus Christi Play
Sheila K. Christie
3. Group Dynamics: The Noah Family in the York Pageant of The Flood
4. Embodied Enchantments: Cognitive Theory and the York Mystery Plays
5. Performing Mystery Plays in 21st-century York Practicalities of Modern Production: Setting the Groundwork
Elenid Davies and Ben Pugh
The Pageant Master’s Overview
6. The York Wagons: Construction, Dressing and Performance Designing for the Fall of the Angels (Young York Civic Trust)
A Custom-built Wagon for the Crucifixion Play (Company of Butchers)
Creation of the World to the Fifth Day – the Wagon (York Guild of Building)
7. Interpreting the York Text: Words and Music
The Potters’ Pageant of Pentecost (Pocklington School)
Emma Cunningham and Alan Heaven
The Pageant of The Resurrection – Christ’s Appearance to Mary Magdalene (Heslington Church)
Music and the York Mystery Plays
8. Producing The Creation and Fall of Man in 21st-century York: ‘Thys werke is wroght now’
Gweno Williams, with John Merrylees and David Richmond
9. The Communities of the York Plays
Alexandra F. Johnston
10. Raising the Cross: Pre-textual Theatricality and the York Crucifixion Play
11. Confraternities and Civic Ceremonial: the Siena Palio
Pamela M. King
12. Devotional Acting: Sydney 2008 and Medieval York
Richard Rowland. Thomas Heywood's Theatre, 1599–1639: Locations, Translations, and Conflict. Farnham, Ashgate, 2010.
Articles and Chapters
Frank Ardolino. "Misperception and Protestant Reading in Gammer Gurton's Needle." Studies in English Literature 1500-1900. Volume 50, Number 1, Winter 2010, pp. 17-34.
Bromley. "Social Relations and Masochistic Sexual Practice in The Nice Valour." Modern Philology 107.4 (2010): 556-587.
James Hirsh."The ‘To be, or not to be’ Speech: Evidence, Conventional Wisdom, and the Editing of Hamlet." Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England 23 (2010): 34-62.
Lin, Erika T. “‘Lord of thy presence’: Bodies, Performance, and Audience Interpretation in Shakespeare’s King John.” In Imagining the Audience in Early Modern Drama, 1558-1642, edited by Jennifer A. Low and Nova Myhill (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), 113-33.
John J. McGavin. "Performing communities: civic religious drama" in The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Literature in English. Elaine Treharne, Greg Walker, and William Green, Eds. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.
---. "Alliterative Place-Name Lists in Early Drama." Medieval English Theatre, 30, 45-62.
Greg Walker "Secular Medieval Drama" in The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Literature in English. Elaine Treharne, Greg Walker, and William Green, Eds. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.
Vol. 14 Iss. 1 (2011)
Lisa J. Kiser. The Animals in Chester’s Noah’s Flood.
Rick Bowers How to get from A to B: Fulgens and Lucres, Histrionic Power, and the Invention of the English Comic Duo.
Alexis M. Butzner. ‘Sette on foote with gode Wyll’: Towards a Reconstruction of Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham.
C. Edward McGee. The English Entertainment for the French Ambassadors in 1564.
Francis Wardell. Queen Elizabeth I’s Progress to Bristol in 1574: An Examination of Expenses.
David Kathman. The Seven Deadly Sins and Theatrical Apprenticeship
Medieval Plays in Modern Performance (2MP)
As part of the Medieval Plays in Modern Performance (2MP), established by Pamela King (http://www.wun.ac.uk/external/2mp/index.html), Meg Twycross has hosted a new collection of short video clips from productions of medieval and Tudor plays on the web at her site at http://www.meg-twycross.co.uk/videos/videos.html. The site contains excerpts from R.B.'s Apius and Virginia, John Redford's Wit and Science, Henry Medwall's Fulgens and Lucres, That Girl from Andros, The York Resurrection, the York Hortulanus, the Chester Purification and Doctors, and the N-Town Mary Play.
Early Modern London Theatres
This new website and database at http://www.emlot.kcl.ac.uk features a Learning Zone, which is designed for pedagogical purposes and contains a collection of pre-1642 documents related to professional performance in purpose-built theatres and other permanent structures in the London area.
Theses and Dissertations-in-Progress
Ollie Jones, PhD Student, Departments of Archaeology and Theatre, Film and Television, University of York is currently researching a Ph.D. on the Queen's Men at the University of York, is completing his thesis, The Queen’s Men on Tour: Performance by Travelling Companies in Vernacular Spaces in Early Modern England.