MRDS Newsletter: Recent Publications Spring 2003
Recent Publications Spring 2003
Bamford, Karen and Alexander Leggatt, eds., Approaches to Teaching English Renaissance Drama, New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2002.
"Editions, Recommended Reading, Performance, the Internet"
"A Renaissance Filmography"
"The Strangeness of Renaissance Drama"
LEAH S. MARCUS
"Texts that Won't Stand Still"
"Fair Counterfeits: A Bibliography of Visual Aids for Renaissance Drama"
"Teaching Texture in Jonson's The Alchemist"
JAYSON B. BROWN, WILLIAM W. E. SLIGHTS, AND RETA TERRY
"The Witch of Edmonton: a Model for Teaching Collaboration in the Renaissance"
"Responding to Renaissance Drama: One Way of Guiding Students"
"Vittoria's Secret: Teaching Webster's The White Devil as a Tragedy of Inscrutability"
THEODORE B. LEINWAND
"Against the Bogeyman in English Renaissance Drama"
"Our Sport Shall Be to Take What They Mistake: Classroom Performance and Learning"
"Teaching Cary's The Tragedy of Mariam Through Performance"
"Teaching History, Teaching Difference, Teaching by Directing Heywood's A Woman Killed with Kindness"
ARTHUR F. KINNEY
"Arden and the Archives"
"This Strumpet Serves Her Own Ends: Teaching Class and Service in Early Modern Drama"
REBECCA ANN BACH
"Teaching the Details of Race and Religious Difference in Renaissance Drama"
"Historicizing Gender: Mapping Cultural Space in Webster's The Duchess of Malfi and Cary's The Tragedy of Mariam"
LORI SCHROEDER HASLEM
"Tragedy and the Female Body: A Materialist Approach to Heywood's A Woman Killed with Kindness and Webster's The Duchess of Malfi"
"Teaching Drama as Festivity: Dekker's The Shoemaker's Holiday and Beaumont's The Knight of the Burning Pestle"
"How Much History Is Enough?: Overcoming the Alienation of Early Modern Drama"
"Jonson's Bartholomew Fair and Brueghel's Children's Games"
"Pleasure Reconciled to Virtue: Introducing Undergraduates to Stuart Masques and Enjoying It"
"Contextualizing the Demonic: Marlowe's Dr. Faustus in the Classroom"
Brown, Pamela Allen, Better a Shrew than a Sheep: Women, Drama, and the Culture of Jest in Early Modern England, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2003.
Casa, Frank Paul, Diccionario de la comedia del Siglo de Oro, Madrid: Editorial Castalia, 2002.
Clopper, Lawrence M., "Is the Tretise of Miraclis Pleyinge a Lollard Tract Against Devotional Drama?" Viator 34 (2003).
Cunningham, Karen, Imaginary Betrayals: Subjectivity and the Discourses of Treason in Early Modern England, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002.
Daniel, George B., "French National History in Dramatic Productions from 1550-1600," French Review Spec. Issue 3.; 45: 110-16.
Deats, Sara Munson and Logan, Robert A., eds., Marlowe's Empery: Expanding His Critical Contexts, Newark, DE: U of Delaware P, 2002.
KNUTSON, ROSLYN L.
"Marlowe Reruns: Repertorial Commerce and Marlowe's Plays in Revival"
"Staging the A- and B-Texts of Doctor Faustus"
"Tamburlaine the Great in Performance"
"Marlowe's Hero and Leander Shows Shakespeare, in Venus and Adonis, How to Write an Ovidian Verse Epyllion"
"Hysterics, High Camp, and Dido Queene of Carthage"
DEATS, SARA MUNSON
"Marlowe's Interrogative Drama: Dido, Tamburlaine, Faustus, and Edward II"
"'Forsake thy king and do but join with me': Marlowe and Treason"
"'I Know She Is a Courtesan by Her Attire': Clothing and Identity in The Jew of Malta"
BROWN, GEORGIA E.
"Tampering with the Records: Engendering the Political Community and Marlowe's Appropriation of the Past in Edward II"
Di Maria, Salvatore, the Italian Tragedy in the Renaissance: Cultural Realities and Theatrical Innovations, Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2002.
Ehrstine, Glenn, Theater, Culture, and Community in Reformation Bern, 1523ñ1555, Studies in Medieval and Reformation Thought, 85. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2002.
Engel, William E., Death and Drama in Renaissance England: Shades of Memory, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002.
Fries, Maureen, "The Evolution of Eve in Medieval French and English Religious Drama," Studies in Philology 99 (2002): 1-16.
Harris, Jonathan Gil, Staged Properties in Early Modern English Drama, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Hazas, Antonio Rey, Teatro breve del Siglo de Oro, Madrid: Alianza Editorial, 2002.
Hill, Janet, Stages and Playgoers: from Guild Plays to Shakespeare, Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2002.
Hillman, Richard, Shakespeare, Marlowe, and the Politics of France, New York: Palgrave, 2002.
Knight, Alan, Les Mystères de la Procession de Lille: De Josué à David. Textes Littéraires Français, 554. Vol. 2. Geneva: Librairie Droz, 2003.
The plays included (numbering continued from Vol. 1) are the following:
13. La destruction de la cité de Aï.
14. Josué au secours de Gabaôn.
15. Gédéon et la toison.
16. Le mariage de Booz et de Ruth.
17. La prise de l'arche par les Philistins.
18. Le sacre de Saül.
19. La guerre de Saül contre Amalek.
20. L'attentat de Saül contre David.
21. David et Jonathan.
22. David et Abigaïl.
23. Joab et Abner.
24. David et Bethsabée.
25. Le viol de Tamar.
26. La guerre d'Absalom contre David.
27. La révolte de Sheba contre David.
28. Le dénombrement du peuple d'Israël.
Larsen, Darl, Monty Python, Shakespeare and English Renaissance Drama, Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2003.
Lawrence, Marilyn. "Comic Functions of the Parrot as Minstrel in Le Chevalier du Papegau." Arthurian Literature 19 (2002): 135-151.
Lawrence, Marilyn. "Parole, pouvoir, plaisir et déguisement du goupil dans 'Renart jongleur.'" Reinardus: Annuaire de la Société Internationale Renardienne 14 (2001): 173-188.
Levin, Richard L., Looking for an Argument: Critical Encounters with the New Approaches to the Criticism of Shakespeare and His Contemporaries, Madison, New Jersey: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2003.
Liebler, Naomi C., The Female Tragic Hero in English Renaissance Drama, New York: Palgrave, 2002.
Linke, Hansjürgen, Die deutschen Weltgerichtspiele des späten Mittelalters: synoptische Gesamtausgabe, Tübingen: Francke, 2002.
Lopez, Jeremy, Theatrical Convention and Audience Response in Early Modern Drama, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Low, Jennifer A., Manhood and the Duel: Masculinity in Early Modern Drama and Culture, New York: Palgrave, 2003.
MacDonald, Joyce Green, Women and Race in Early Modern Texts, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Mangan, Michael, Staging Masculinities: History, Gender, Performance, New York: Palgrave, 2003.
Marshall, Cynthia, The Shattering of the Self: Violence, Subjectivity, and Early Modern Texts, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002.
Martin, Isabelle, Le thÈ‚tre de la foire: des trÈteaux aux boulevards, Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2002.
Mullini, Roberta, ed., Tudor Theatre: For laughs (?)/Pour rire (?): Puzzling Laughter in Plays of the Tudor Age/Rires et problPmes dans le thÈ‚tre des Tudor, Centre d'Ètudes supÈrieures de la Renaissance, UnitÈ mixte de recherche 'Renaissance europÈenne,' UniversitÈ FranÁois Rabelais, Tours, Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang, 2002.
Pappano, Margaret A., "Judas in York: Masters and Servants in the Late Medieval Cycle Drama," Exemplaria: A Journal of Theory in Medieval and Renaissance Studies 14 (2002): 317-50.
Scherb, Victor I., Staging Faith: East Anglian Drama in the Later Middle Ages. Madison, N. J.: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2001.
Sikorska, Liliana, In a Manner of Morall Playe: Social Ideologies in English Moralities and Interludes, 1350-1517, Frankfurt am Main: P. Lang, 2002.
Walen, Denise A., "Constructions of Female Homoerotics in Early Modern Drama," Theatre Journal 54 (2002): 411-30.
Wall, Wendy, Staging Domesticity: Household Work and English Identity in Early Modern Drama, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
West, Russell, Spatial Representations and the Jacobean Stage: from Shakespeare to Webster, New York: Palgrave, 2002.
Early Modern Literary Studies (EMLS)
Online publication available at:
EMLS Vol. 8.3, Special Issue 11 (January 2003): Middleton
"Comedy, Carnival, and Class: A Chaste Maid in Cheapside"
"A Yorkshire Tragedy and Middleton's Tragic Aesthetic"
"'Today, Vindici Returns': Alex Cox's Revengers Tragedy"
"'O, how my offences wrestle with my repentance!': The Protestant Poetics of Redemption in Thomas Middleton's A Chaste Maid in Cheapside"
PIER PAOLO FRASSINELLI
"Realism, Desire and Reification: Thomas Middleton's A Chaste Maid in Cheapside"
Early Drama, Art, and Music
Monograph Series 30
Improvisation in the Arts of the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Timothy J. McGee, ed.
"Improvisation in the Arts."
TIMOTHY J. MCGEE
"Cantare all' improvviso: Improvising to Poetry in Late Medieval Italy."
RANDALL A. ROSENFELD
"Performance Practice, Experimental Archaeology, and the Problem of the Respectability of Results."
"Instrumentalists and Performance Practices in Dance Music, c.1500."
"Improvisation and Embellishment in Popular and Art Dances in Fifteenth- & Sixteenth-Century Italy."
"Disorder in Order: Improvisation in Italian Choreographed Dances of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries."
G. YVONNE KENDALL
"Ornamentation and Improvisation in Sixteenth-Century Dance."
"Improvisation in Medieval Drama."
LINDA MARIE ZAERR
"Medieval and Modern Deletions of Repellent Passages."
"Shakespeare's Rhetorical Riffs."
DAVID N. KLAUSNER
"The Improvising Vice in Renaissance England."
"Improvisation in the Visual Arts: The View from Sixteenth-Century Italy."
Future proposals and manuscripts for the EDAM Monograph Serieis should be submitted to the Managing Editor, Patricia Hollahan, Medieval Institute Publications, 100E Walwood Hall, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008.
European Medieval Drama
Volume 6 is edited by Jelle Koopmans and Bart Ramakers and contains a second selection of papers from the colloquium of the Société Internationale pour l'étude du Théâtre Médiéval (SITM) at Groningen, 2001. (See also EMD 5.)
"The Morphology of the Parade"
"Procession and the Cycle Drama in England and Europe"
"Le Théâtre médiéval et l'espace parisien à la fin du Moyen Âge"
"Painful Processions in Late Medieval Paris"
"Festival Scenarios of the Hanseatic Merchants in Late Medieval Livonia"
"The Entry of Ferdinand the Catholic into Valladolid in 1509"
"A Corpus Christi Play as Part of the Hapsburg Monarchies Politics"
"Processions, festivals et masquerades dans les littératures médiévales arabe et hébraïaut;que"
ROBERT CLARK and PAMELA SHEINGORN
"Performative Reading: the Illustrated Manuscripts of Greban's Mystere De La Passion."
Whereas the first six volumes of European Medieval Drama have been devoted exclusively to the publication of papers read at international conferences (Camerino 1996-1999 and SITM 2001), vol 7 (2003) and subsequent volumes will be published under the aegis of the new association between Brepols and the SITM. They will not focus primarily on conference acts but will contain original articles and a small number of book reviews, although, of course, there is nothing to prevent the publication of individual original research papers presented at conferences. There is also the possibility of including English translations of short non-English Medieval plays.
I would urge all colleagues not only to encourage their institutions to take out a subscription to EMD but also to consider taking out a subscription for themselves. Paid-up members of the SITM can benefit from a substantially reduced subscription rate. For further information, consult the SITM web page: http://burgundy.byu.edu/sitm. As far as I am aware, EMD is the only international periodical devoted equally to the medieval drama of all the countries of Europe, and which publishes articles in French and English (and, exceptionally, in other languages). It is now an official organ of the SITM and one that deserves the support, both in terms of subscriptions and contributions, of all those interested in Medieval theatre.
Therefore, may I take advantage of this announcement to remind colleagues of my permanent invitation to them to submit material to EMD. Original research on any aspect of the medieval drama of any European country is most welcome. Please remember also the possibility of publishing English translations of short plays. I would also be grateful if colleagues could point out to me any newly published books which deserve to be reviewed in EMD. EMD does not set out to review all new books on medieval drama, but it will be publishing reviews on a small selection of important books.
Graham A. Runnalls
European Medieval Drama
85A Colinton Road
Edinburgh, EH10 5DF, UK
Vol. 6.1 (June 2003)
This issue is part one of a two-part collection on "Performance, Politics, and Culture in the South-west of Britain, 1350-1642." The collection was inspired by a series of REED conference sessions at the Leeds International Medieval Congress celebrating the publication of the last of the South-west REED volumes. Articles in 6.1 include:
GLORIA J. BETCHER, guest editor
"Editor's Notes on Performance, Politics, and Culture in the South-west of Britain"
ALEXANDRA F. JOHNSTON
"Corpus Christi in the West Country"
JAMES D. STOKES
"Landscape, Movement, and Civic Mimesis in the West of England"
C. E. McGEE
"Puritans and Performers in Early Modern Dorset"
"'Parish' and 'City' - A Shifting Identity: Salisbury 1440-1600"
"At the End of the Road: An Overview of South-western Touring Circuits"
GLORIA J. BETCHER
"Minstrels, Morris Dancers, and Players: Tracing the Routes of Travelling Performers in Early Modern Cornwall"
ROSALIND C. HAYS
"Crossing County Boundaries: Sixteenth-Century Performance and Celebration in Yeovil, co. Somerset, and Sherborne, co. Dorset"
DAVID N. KLAUSNER
"Plays and Performing in South Wales"
"An Historian's Response to 'Performance, Politics, and Culture in the South-west of Britain'"
Information about journal submissions and subscriptions is available online at
The 2003 issue (vol. 42) of Research Opportunities in Renaissance Drama (with Medieval Supplement) will be published this summer. Among articles slated for the Medieval Supplement are Michelle Butler, "The Word Made Flesh/the Flesh Made Word: Direct Address and Incarnational Theology in the York Cycle" and Victor Scherb, "'I'de have a shooting': Catherine of Aragon's Receptions of Robin Hood," as well as the Census of Medieval Drama Productions. Renaissance articles incl. Charles Whitney on Tamburlaine and reception theory, Diana Price on Henslowe's Diary, Axel Staehler on Davenant's Temple of Love, Lucy Munro on the early modern repertory approach and Anne Russell on Mary Sidney's Antonie.
Paid up members of MRDS receive RORD as one of the perks of membership. Back issues are available at $10 U.S. ($15 for non-US residents); contents of back issues can be viewed at
Please encourage your libraries to subscribe: institutional subscriptions are $15 per year, $20 for institutions outside the U.S.
Peter Greenfield, editor
RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES IN
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