RCHUMS 386 - Medieval Drama
Section: 001 Toronto Project: The Chester Cycle Noah Play
Term: WN 2010
Subject: RC Humanities (RCHUMS)
Department: LSA Residential College
Advisory Prerequisites:
RCHUMS 280 or permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This is an introduction to the sacred and secular drama of the later Middle Ages with an emphasis on the English ‘Mystery Play Cycles,’ those collections of short plays chronicling the history of the world from Creation to Doomsday which were performed annually in such cities as York, Norwich, and Chester.

Excursions into Continental farces, Carnival plays, and unusual Saints Plays will supplement our exploration of the English Biblical Drama leading on to the research, planning, and production of the famous “Noah’s Flood’ from the Chester Cycle, considered one of the great pieces of popular comic writing before Shakespeare.

We will premiere this production in Ann Arbor in April and will be bringing it to an international festival in May — the University of Toronto’s production of the complete Chester Cycle (all 24 plays) in an historical staging on pageant wagons.

Opportunities for acting, directing, designing, and art historical research.

RCHUMS 386 - Medieval Drama
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001 (SEM)
TuTh 1:00PM - 3:00PM
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