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Prepare and turn in a bibliography and set of images related to the performance traditions considered that day. Use sources that extend well beyond the ones provided for the class in the reader. Please use ArtStor to look for images related to your performance mode.
Note: Check the assignment sheet for more detailed information.
- Medieval English Cycle Plays & Processional Staging
- Italian Renaissance Commedia dell'arte
- Stuart England's Court Masques
These subject databases may be especially useful for your research project for this class.
MLA International Bibliography
Use to find scholarly books, essays, and articles.
Search term example:
Stuart AND masque
Performing Arts Periodicals Database
Provides indexing, abstracts and some full-text, for international periodicals. Covers a broad spectrum of the arts and entertainment industry - including dance, drama, theater, stagecraft, musical theater, circus performance, opera, pantomime, puppetry, magic, performance art, film, television and more.
Search term example:
English mysteries and miracle plays
Humanities International Complete
Search term example:
Use these databases to find articles from more than one academic discipline.
An interdisciplinary journal archive. It includes archives of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work.
Covering more than 160 subject areas, ProQuest Central is a large aggregated database of periodical content. It features a diversified mix of content including scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, books, newspapers, reports and videos.
Start with Primo
Find books and more when you search PRIMO.
Suggested PRIMO Search terms. Copy and paste into the PRIMO search box.
Medieval English Cycle Plays and Processional Staging
- Theater -- England -- History -- Medieval, 500-1500
- Mysteries and miracle-plays, English -- History and criticism
- Christian drama, English (Middle) -- History and criticism
- Bible plays, English -- History and criticism
- Commedia dell'arte -- History and criticism
- Theater -- Italy -- History -- 16th century
- Masques -- History and criticism
- Masques with music -- 17th century -- History and Criticism
- Theater Great Britain History 17th century
- Theater -- England -- History -- 16th century
- Theater History Medieval
Examples of Books
The Early Stuart Masque by
Call Number: ebook
Publication Date: 2006-06-15
The Early Stuart Masque: Dance, Costume, and Music studies the complex impact of movements, costumes, words, scenes, music, and special effects in English illusionistic theatre of the Renaissance.
Also available as a print book
Performance and Literature in the Commedia Dell'Arte by
Call Number: Print Books PQ4155 .H46 2002
Publication Date: 2002-12-12
Robert Henke closely considers commedia dell'arte texts to demonstrate how the spoken word and written literature were fruitfully combined in performance.
The Medieval English Stage by
Call Number: Print Books PR643.C7 N4
Publication Date: 1992-11-19
Introduction : historical inquiry and formal criticism -- Principles of processional staging : York Cycle -- York -- Wakefield -- Beverley -- Lincoln -- Norwich -- Coventry -- Chester -- London -- Miscellaneous towns and cities -- Hereford -- Bungay (Suffolk) -- Walsingham, Lanark (Scotland) -- Worcester -- Haddington (Scotland) -- Dundee -- Dublin -- Shrewsbury -- Leicester -- Reading (Berkshire) -- Cambridge, Salisbury, Glasgow -- Bury St. Edmunds -- King's Lynn -- Yarmouth -- Aberdeen -- Edinburgh -- Louth (Lincolnshire) -- Ipswich -- Perth (Scotland) -- Preston, Lancaster, Kendal -- Canterbury -- Newcastle-upon-Tyne -- Appendix A. Formulas for true-processional productions -- Appendix B. Doubling in true-processional productions -- Appendix C. Ipswich pageant lists.
Court Spectacle in Stuart England
Dance in Court Spectacle
Theater and Stagecraft in Italy
Theater in the Later Middle Ages