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The Resource Mary Magdalene and the drama of saints : theater, gender, and religion in late medieval England, Theresa Coletti

Mary Magdalene and the drama of saints : theater, gender, and religion in late medieval England, Theresa Coletti

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Mary Magdalene and the drama of saints : theater, gender, and religion in late medieval England
Title
Mary Magdalene and the drama of saints
Title remainder
theater, gender, and religion in late medieval England
Statement of responsibility
Theresa Coletti
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A sinner-saint who embraced then renounced sexual and worldly pleasures; a woman who, through her attachment to Jesus, embodied both erotic and sacred power; a symbol of penance and an exemplar of contemplative and passionate devotion: perhaps no figure stood closer to the center of late medieval debates about the sources of spiritual authority and women's contribution to salvation history than did Mary Magdalene, and perhaps nowhere in later medieval England was cultural preoccupation with the Magdalene stronger than in fifteenth-century East Anglia." "Looking to East Anglian texts including the N-Town Plays, The Book of Margery Kempe, The Revelations of Julian of Norwich, and Bokenham's Legend of Holy Women, Theresa Coletti explores how the gendered symbol of Mary Magdalene mediates tensions between masculine and feminine spiritual power, institutional and individual modes of religious expression, and authorized and unauthorized forms of revelation and speech. Using the Digby play Mary Magdalene as her touchstone, Coletti engages a wide variety of textual and visual resources to make evident the discursive and material ties of East Anglian dramatic texts and feminine religion to broader traditions of cultural commentary and representation." "In bringing the disciplinary perspectives of literary history and criticism, gender studies, and social and religious history to bear on specific local instances of dramatic practice, Mary Magdalene and the Drama of Saints highlights the relevance of Middle English dramatic discourse to the dynamic religious climate of late medieval England. In doing so, the book decisively challenges the marginalization of drama within medieval English studies, elucidates vernacular theater's kinship with influential late medieval religious texts and institutions, and articulates the changing possibilities for sacred representation in the decades before the Reformation."--Jacket
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DLC
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1950-
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Coletti, Theresa
Dewey number
822/.051609
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR643.M37
LC item number
C65 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Middle Ages series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Theater
  • Christianity and literature
  • Women and literature
  • English drama
  • Mysteries and miracle-plays, English
  • Christian saints in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Women in literature
  • Christian hagiography
  • Christian hagiography
  • Mary Magdalene
Label
Mary Magdalene and the drama of saints : theater, gender, and religion in late medieval England, Theresa Coletti
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [235]-330) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The drama of saints -- Some East Anglian Magdalenes -- Mystic and preacher -- Gender and the anthropology of redemption -- Bodies, theater, and sacred mediations
Control code
55000647
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 342 pages
Isbn
9780812238006
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004043026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Mary Magdalene and the drama of saints : theater, gender, and religion in late medieval England, Theresa Coletti
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [235]-330) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The drama of saints -- Some East Anglian Magdalenes -- Mystic and preacher -- Gender and the anthropology of redemption -- Bodies, theater, and sacred mediations
Control code
55000647
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 342 pages
Isbn
9780812238006
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004043026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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