Session1038
TitlePerformance as Research
Date/TimeWednesday 5 July 2017: 09.00-10.30
 
SponsorMedieval English Theatre, Lancaster University
 
OrganiserSarah Brazil, Département de langue et littérature anglaises, Université de Genève
 
Moderator/ChairBart Ramakers, Oudere Nederlandse Letterkunde, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
 
Paper 1038-a Judging the Audience: What Can a Modern Audience Ever Tell Us about a Medieval Audience?
(Language: English)
Charlotte Steenbrugge, School of English, University of Sheffield
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Middle English; Performance Arts - Drama
Paper 1038-b Exploring Worship: Performance-Based Research within the Medieval Convent
(Language: English)
Olivia Robinson, School of English, Drama & Creative Studies, University of Birmingham
Index Terms: Language and Literature - French or Occitan; Liturgy; Women's Studies
Paper 1038-c Thomas Goffe's Turks: Performing Otherness at Oxford
(Language: English)
Elisabeth Dutton, Département des langues et littératures, Université de Fribourg
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Other; Performance Arts - Drama
 
AbstractThis panel will consider from multiple perspectives the issue of using performance in order to further research possibilities in early drama. Paper -a will explore the responses of a modern audience to the Northampton Abraham and Isaac, and will try to assess what such reactions can tell us about the play's medieval reception. Paper -b approaches 'performance' and 'research' from a medieval rather than a modern perspective in relation to convent drama, and paper -c will take on the issue of performing otherness in Oxford, taking Thomas Goffe's The Courageous Turk as its central example.