LE RÉGISSEUR TOUJOURS SUR LES PLANCHES: Gustave Cohen's Construction of the Medieval 'Meneur de jeu'

Kipling, Gordon
July 2006
Medieval English Theatre;2006, Vol. 28, p29
Academic Journal
The article explores the development of the concept of the meneur de jeu, or on-stage director, in Medieval theater by scholar Gustave Cohen. The role given the meneur de jeu by Cohen is discussed and places the figure as the master of the play in delivering prompts and serving as stage manager. The article notes the rarity with which the term is used prior to the publication of Cohen's book "Histoire de la mise en scène dans le théâtre religieux du moyen âge." Connections between this figure and theatrical producer Fermin Gémier are also examined.


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