NEQUE VOX NEQUE SENSUS : The Resuscitation of Wit in Wit and Science

Twycross, Meg
July 2010
Medieval English Theatre;2010, Vol. 32, p81
Academic Journal
The article examines the death and resuscitation in the English play titled "Play of Wit and Science," by John Redford. It discusses the possibility that the play, particularly the episode wherein the hero died and was raised from the dead, was copied from hero/combat mummer's play in the 1530s and 1540s. It further explores the connection between the technique of resuscitation used in Redford's story and the technique used by biblical characters Elisha and Elijah in raising the son of a Shunamite woman and the son of the woman of Sarephtha, respectively.


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