Early Drama, Art, and Music

Early Drama, Art, and Music

Early Drama, Art, and Music

There are two subseries within EDAM, a monograph series which focuses on interdisciplinary studies of iconography, staging, and music and a reference series which includes subject lists that index provincial art relevant to the study of the iconography of drama and the theater.


Improvisation in the Arts of the Middle Ages and Renaissance

edited by Timothy J. McGee

A careful reading of the essays brings with it the awareness that to ignore improvisation is to distort the art in a major way. In light of the present volume, the very concept of “faithful historical re-creation” takes on a much broader and more complex character.
EDAM Monograph 30, Copyright 2003, pp. xii + 331

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Paying the Piper: Music in Pre-1642 Cheshire

Elizabeth Baldwin with a contribution on Music in the City by David Mills

In Paying the Piper, Elizabeth Baldwin studies the early music situation in a single county, Cheshire, from the late Middle Ages to the beginning of the Civil War, focusing on music outside the regular control of the Church and looking not only at the trained professional but at music-makers from the performers at guild feasts to the gentleman who takes music lessons and the alehousekeeper who plays the pipes.
EDAM Monograph 29, Copyright 2002, pp. xii + 287

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The Early Art of Norfolk: A Subject List of Extant and Lost Art Including Items Relevant to Early Drama

Ann Eljenholm Nichols

The book (double columns, 357 pages, plus plates) will serve as a standard reference source for students of the ecclesiastical arts and also will provide an essential dimension for drama scholars.
EDAM Reference 7, Copyright 2002, pp. viii + 390

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Gesture in Medieval Drama and Art

edited by Clifford Davidson

Gesture and movement on stage in early drama have previously received very little attention in scholarship. The present collection of essays is the first book to present sensible, penetrating, and wide-ranging discussions of the gestural effects that were integral to the early stage.
EDAM Monograph 28, Copyright 2001, pp. xii + 272

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The Coventry Corpus Christi Plays

edited by Pamela M. King and Clifford Davidson

One of the greatest medieval drama cycles in England was mounted annually at Coventry at Corpus Christi until suppressed in 1579, and is of particular importance because it was almost certainly seen by William Shakespeare when he was a boy in nearby Stratford-upon-Avon.
EDAM Monograph 27, Copyright 2000, pp. xii + 326

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The Worlde and the Chylde

edited by Clifford Davidson and Peter Happé with an Appendix on the Dialect by Paul A. Johnston, Jr.

The Worlde and the Chylde, issued by the press of Wynkyn de Worde in 1521, is one of the very earliest plays published in England. It also has very considerable interest for its adaptation of the Ages of Man iconography, which is extensively treated in the introduction, notes, and illustrations.
EDAM Monograph 26, Copyright 1999, pp. x + 130

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Material Culture and Medieval Drama

edited by Clifford Davidson

Like the editor’s Technology, Guilds, and Early English Drama, the contributions by distinguished American and British scholars to this volume recognize that early drama depended on specific developments in material culture in order to achieve its effects, which included both visual and auditory means of appealing to audiences.
EDAM Monograph 25, Copyright 1999, pp. xvi + 244

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The Play of Daniel: Critical Essays

edited by Dunbar H. Ogden with a transcription of the music by A. Marcel J. Zijlstra

This book, for the first time, provides a critical introduction to the staging and production, music, and setting of the play in its architectural and historical context.
EDAM Monograph 24, Copyright 1997, pp. iv + 159

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Technology, Guilds, and Early English Drama

Clifford Davidson

Technology, Guilds, and Early English Drama is designed to open up a broader scope of study which calls attention to both social organization and material culture as integrally related to the civic drama of England in cities such as Coventry, York, and Chester.
EDAM Monograph 23, Copyright 1997, pp. x + 128

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Fools and Folly

edited by Clifford Davidson

Attitudes toward the Fool varied, but his place was to become assured on stage, where his role is best known to us through the plays of Shakespeare. The articles in the present volume provide indispensable analyses of the Fool from a number of different perspectives.
EDAM Monograph 22, Copyright 1996, pp. vi + 188

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Early Drama, Art, and Music Documents: A Paleography Handbook

John M. Wasson

A practical guide to late medieval and Renaissance paleography complete with facsimiles of documents, transcriptions, and translations. This present volume will be of the greatest value to students and scholars who wish to consult original documents.
EDAM Monograph 20, Copyright 1993, pp. vi + 135

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The Ordo Virtutum of Hildegard of Bingen: Critical Studies

edited by Audrey Ekdahl Davidson

The first collection of essays on Hildegard’s wonderfully unique Ordo Virtutum, along with a reduced facsimile of the pages in Wiesbaden MS.2 that contain the drama.
EDAM Monograph 18, Copyright 1992, pp. xii + 140

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Illustrations of the Stage and Acting in England to 1580

Clifford Davidson

This richly illustrated book surveys representations of the stage and acting from manuscript illuminations, stained glass, sculpture, woodcarving, wall paintings, and the woodcuts that appear in playbooks produced by the first English printers.
EDAM Monograph 16, Copyright 1991, pp. xviii + 176

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Crossing the Boundaries: Christian Piety and the Arts in Italian Medieval and Renaissance Confraternities

edited by Konrad Eisenbichler

“What Crossing the Boundaries does is to give students of late Medieval and Renaissance culture valuable new information on the processes of formal development, the nature of social and religious meaning, and the material quality and function of lauds, penitential processions, paintings, and music of confraternal culture.”—from Rivisti di Studi Italiani 12/1 (June 1994)
EDAM Monograph 15, Copyright 1991, pp. x + 308

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Studies in Fifteenth-Century Stagecraft

J. W. Robinson

Professor Robinson was known before his death as a major voice in medieval drama studies. His book will be a work that no scholar in the field will be able to ignore.
EDAM Monograph 14, Copyright 1991, pp. xiv + 262

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Holy Week and Easter Ceremonies and Dramas from Medieval Sweden

edited by Audrey Ekdahl Davidson

Texts, translations, musical transcriptions, facsimiles of the Swedish music-dramas for Holy Week and Easter: Depositio, Elevatio, and Visitatio Sepulchri.
EDAM Monograph 13, Copyright 1990, pp. viii + 176

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The Early Art of the West Riding of Yorkshire: A Subject List of Extant and Lost Art including Items Relevant to Early Drama

Barbara D. Palmer

Professor Palmer has systematically surveyed the art of the former West Riding of Yorkshire and has provided an iconographic index of this large region where medieval drama also flourished.
EDAM Reference 6, Copyright 1990, pp. xxii + 408

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Shakespeare’s Play Within Play: Medieval Imagery and Scenic Form in Hamlet, Othello, and King Lear

Cherrell Guilfoyle

“A fascinating collection of essays, a most salutary and detailed reminder of the great weight of medieval dramatic and narrative imagery which Shakespeare would unavoidably have been familiar with and which came naturally to hand as he set about constructing his new-fashioned plays.”—from Parergon (December 1991)
EDAM Monograph 12, Copyright 1990, pp. xii + 159

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Iconoclasm vs. Art and Drama

edited by Clifford Davidson and Ann Eljenholm Nichols

The radical Protestantism that led to the suppression of the religious drama also had destroyed perhaps the majority of ecclesiastical art in England by the early years of Queen Elizabeth I.
EDAM Monograph 11, Copyright 1988, pp. xxvi + 234

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The Monophonic Lauda and the Lay Religious Confraternities of Tuscany and Umbria in the Late Middle Ages

Cyrilla Barr

“This short book is an excellent introduction to a large and complex subject. [It] deftly and succinctly synthesizes literary, archival, historical, and musicological material.”—from Speculum (July 1991)
EDAM Monograph 10, Copyright 1988, pp. xviii + 230

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The Idea of Music: An Introduction to Musical Aesthetics in Antiquity and the Middle Ages

Herbert M. Schueller

“Herbert Schueller’s new history of music is highly sensitive to the changes in meaning which the concept of music has undergone and to the profound influence of philosophical thought on these changes.”—from Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism (1989)
EDAM Monograph 9, Copyright 1988, pp. xiv + 515

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The Easter Sepulchre in England

Pamela Sheingorn

In addition to a catalogue of Easter sepulchres in England, Professor Sheingorn has produced in her introduction a superb study of the ceremonies, rites, and dramas associated with this structure.
EDAM Reference 5, Copyright 1987, pp. vi + 462

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The Saint Play in Medieval Europe

edited by Clifford Davidson

“Will become a standard reference work alongside E. K. Chambers’ Medieval Stage, . . . Karl Young’s The Drama of the Medieval Church, . . . and Glynne Wickham’s Early English Stages, 1300–1600.”—from Choice (April 1987)
EDAM Monograph 8, Copyright 1986, pp. x + 286

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The Fleury Playbook: Essays and Studies

edited by Thomas P. Campbell and Clifford Davidson

“This collection of interdisciplinary essays . . . is . . . a welcome addition to the field, and editors Campbell and Davidson are to be applauded for their publication, which, one hopes, will set a trend.”—from Speculum (January 1988)
EDAM Monograph 7, Copyright 1985, pp. xx + 212

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The Early Art of Coventry, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwick, and Lesser Sites in Warwickshire: A Subject List of Extant and Lost Art Including Items Relevant to Early Drama

Clifford Davidson and Jennifer Alexander

“Those interested in the early art to be found in and around centres of dramatic activity will find . . . The Early Art of Coventry . . . of greatest value.”—from The Year’s Work in English Studies (1985)
EDAM Reference 4, Copyright 1985, pp. xii + 225

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Homo, Memento Finis: The Iconography of Just Judgment in Medieval Art and Drama

papers by David Bevington, Huston Diehl, Richard Kenneth Emmerson, Ronald Herzman, and Pamela Sheingorn

David Bevington and the other contributors to this book look at this final event of history as depicted in pre-modern times, and the result is a work of scholarly precision that, according to Professor Bevington’s introduction, “attempts to see medieval drama in the context of other medieval art forms.”
EDAM Monograph 6, Copyright 1985, pp. xii + 245

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Word, Picture, and Spectacle

edited by Clifford Davidson

The topics covered include the symbolism of scatological illustration in Gothic manuscripts, connections between word and picture in religious art, and the relationship perceived between divine and human creativity.
EDAM Monograph 5, Copyright 1984, pp. x + 187

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Chester Art: A Subject List of Extant and Lost Art Including Items Relevant to Early Drama

Sally-Beth MacLean

“Its use will be largely as a research tool, not only for those interested in the possible insights into early drama afforded by art, but also for those interested in other disciplines, such as local art history.”—from The Year’s Work in English Studies (1982)
EDAM Reference 3, Copyright 1982, pp. viii + 119

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