Carpenter, Sarah
July 2009
Medieval English Theatre;2009, Vol. 31, p3
Academic Journal
The article examines the theatre audience and spectator response to medieval religious plays in the early sixteenth century in England. It explores the implications of early medieval theatre, its scripts, and staging and performance on the response and reaction of theatre audiences. It explains how audience response may influence the meanings of medieval drama and performance events based on the effect of the drama on the audience in the context of performance. It also discusses the vocal, volatile, and unexpected responses to plays about Christ's Passion.


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