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University of Central Florida

1. Casey, Carole. To Better Understand the Theater of the Middle Ages by an In-Depth Study of the Old Testament Plays of the York Cycle of Corpus Christi Plays.

Degree: 2014, University of Central Florida

Scholastic texts on theater move from the Greeks and Romans to the theater of Shakespeare's time with little or no acknowledgment of the Middle Ages. From the late thirteenth century until the reformation an active community theater known as the mystery plays existed throughout much of Europe. The York Corpus Christi Cycle was part of that movement. The play was produced by the guilds of York under the supervision of the chamber of commerce with the Church monitoring the theology and morals. Performed yearly on the Feast Day of Corpus Christi, the subject of the play was the salvation of man from the creation through the last judgment. This thesis examines in depth the language and characters of four pageants of the forty-eight pageants of the York Cycle Play and draws connections to the writings and teachings of Bishop Thoresby. While many scholars understand the Cycle Play as a municipal production, this thesis argues that the plays were in fact created by the Church as a means to bring their teachings to the Medieval masses. Advisors/Committee Members: Wood, Vandy.

Subjects/Keywords: Corpus christi play; york; Theatre and Performance Studies; <; p>; Arts and Humanities  – Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic  – Arts and Humanities<; /p>

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APA (6th Edition):

Casey, C. (2014). To Better Understand the Theater of the Middle Ages by an In-Depth Study of the Old Testament Plays of the York Cycle of Corpus Christi Plays. (Masters Thesis). University of Central Florida. Retrieved from https://stars.library.ucf.edu/etd/4821

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Casey, Carole. “To Better Understand the Theater of the Middle Ages by an In-Depth Study of the Old Testament Plays of the York Cycle of Corpus Christi Plays.” 2014. Masters Thesis, University of Central Florida. Accessed December 13, 2019. https://stars.library.ucf.edu/etd/4821.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Casey, Carole. “To Better Understand the Theater of the Middle Ages by an In-Depth Study of the Old Testament Plays of the York Cycle of Corpus Christi Plays.” 2014. Web. 13 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

Casey C. To Better Understand the Theater of the Middle Ages by an In-Depth Study of the Old Testament Plays of the York Cycle of Corpus Christi Plays. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of Central Florida; 2014. [cited 2019 Dec 13]. Available from: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/etd/4821.

Council of Science Editors:

Casey C. To Better Understand the Theater of the Middle Ages by an In-Depth Study of the Old Testament Plays of the York Cycle of Corpus Christi Plays. [Masters Thesis]. University of Central Florida; 2014. Available from: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/etd/4821


University of Southern California

2. Smith, Matthew J. Stage, cathedral, wagon, street: the grounds of belief in Shakespeare and Renaissance performance.

Degree: PhD, English, 2012, University of Southern California

""Stage, Cathedral, Wagon, Street: The Grounds of Belief in Shakespeare and Renaissance Performance"" expands what counts as belief in historical performance. It explores how belief sounded, looked, and felt to audiences in Renaissance England. To this extent, my dissertation suggests a radical reorientation of the study of drama and religion. Most scholars study performed religion primarily in terms of how it was “represented” on stage: signified by certain verbal and visual images and decoded, in effect, by audiences. This approach has produced insightful material histories of religion but is limited both by its focus on allusion—re-presentation—and because it recognizes belief primarily where it can be corroborated by comparison to more conventional sites of religion, such as the church and established religious texts. I argue that belief existed at more basic experiential levels, in the perceptual habits of audiences, in the environmental “grounds” of the performance venue, and in what are often considered the mundane and marginal aspects of the playgoing experience—such as ambient distractions, acoustics, dramaturgical transparency, and even admission fees. The result is a depiction of communal belief that collaborated with its performative media. In essence, by studying the phenomenal conditions of historical performance through its props, spaces, and bodies, I am expanding belief beyond the confines of religion and into activities that were fundamental to attending a performance in Renaissance England. Advisors/Committee Members: Smith, Bruce R. (Committee Chair), James, Heather (Committee Member), Lemon, Rebecca (Committee Member), Rollo, David (Committee Member), Albertson, David C. (Committee Member).

Subjects/Keywords: Shakespeare; drama; theater; performance; sermon; ballad; broadside; pageant; cycle play; Chester; corpus Christi play; mystery play; Henry V; Hamlet; John Donne; Philip Massinger; phenomenology; environment; belief; religion; Christianity; popular piety; popular culture; senses; body; stage; epistemology; ambience; dramaturgy; ceremony; conceit

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Smith, M. J. (2012). Stage, cathedral, wagon, street: the grounds of belief in Shakespeare and Renaissance performance. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Southern California. Retrieved from http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15799coll3/id/97913/rec/6025

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Smith, Matthew J. “Stage, cathedral, wagon, street: the grounds of belief in Shakespeare and Renaissance performance.” 2012. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Southern California. Accessed December 13, 2019. http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15799coll3/id/97913/rec/6025.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Smith, Matthew J. “Stage, cathedral, wagon, street: the grounds of belief in Shakespeare and Renaissance performance.” 2012. Web. 13 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

Smith MJ. Stage, cathedral, wagon, street: the grounds of belief in Shakespeare and Renaissance performance. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Southern California; 2012. [cited 2019 Dec 13]. Available from: http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15799coll3/id/97913/rec/6025.

Council of Science Editors:

Smith MJ. Stage, cathedral, wagon, street: the grounds of belief in Shakespeare and Renaissance performance. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Southern California; 2012. Available from: http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15799coll3/id/97913/rec/6025

3. Wolf, Christa J. A Descriptive Analysis of the Oberammergau Passion Play 2010.

Degree: MA, Theatre Arts, 2013, University of Akron

2010 marked the 41st anniversary of the Oberammergau Passion Play which has been produced on an average of once every decade since 1634. The play– called the “Passionspiele” in German– has gained the distinction of being the longest running Passion play in history, as well as the most highly attended play of its kind, hosting 4,720 people five days a week from the middle of May through the end of September. Despite obstacles of war, political upheaval, cultural issues, and religious objections, the play has endured. The story of the Passion in conjunction with a presentation style that is a virtual pastiche of historic and modern theatrical elements has allowed the Oberammergau Passion Play to stand the test of time. Including a brief history of the Passion story and the town of Oberammergau, this analysis addresses the use of the text, the music, tableaux vivants, costumes and lighting, and the performance space as key elements in the play's success. Advisors/Committee Members: Slowiak, James (Advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Classical Studies; European History; Fine Arts; Middle Ages; Performing Arts; Religious History; Theater; Theater History; Oberammergau; Passion Play; Tableaux Vivants; Monumental Theatre; spread of Christianity; descriptive analysis; Passionspiele; Corpus Christi; Pageant Wagons; Otto Huber; Stefan Hageneier; Christian Stuckl; Joseph Daisenberger; Ferdinand Rosner

Christi. Celebrated in late May or early June, the Feast of Corpus Christi was established in… …1264 by Pope Urban IV. Corpus Christi was a reminder for the people that Jesus had appeared… …back to Corpus Christi Mystery plays. The most famous one that is still celebrated today is… …plays have their roots in the Medieval Corpus Christi festivals. The York, Chester, and… …As it relates to the evolution of the Passion Play, however, this period is crucial. From… 

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APA (6th Edition):

Wolf, C. J. (2013). A Descriptive Analysis of the Oberammergau Passion Play 2010. (Masters Thesis). University of Akron. Retrieved from http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=akron1374768702

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Wolf, Christa J. “A Descriptive Analysis of the Oberammergau Passion Play 2010.” 2013. Masters Thesis, University of Akron. Accessed December 13, 2019. http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=akron1374768702.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Wolf, Christa J. “A Descriptive Analysis of the Oberammergau Passion Play 2010.” 2013. Web. 13 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

Wolf CJ. A Descriptive Analysis of the Oberammergau Passion Play 2010. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of Akron; 2013. [cited 2019 Dec 13]. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=akron1374768702.

Council of Science Editors:

Wolf CJ. A Descriptive Analysis of the Oberammergau Passion Play 2010. [Masters Thesis]. University of Akron; 2013. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=akron1374768702

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