'Theatricality' in Tapestries and Mystery Plays and its Afterlife in Painting

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTheatricality in Early Modern Art and Architecture
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781444339024
StatePublished - Apr 20 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities(all)


  • 'Theatricality' in tapestries - and mystery plays, and its afterlife in painting
  • 'Vengeance' performance in Mons - and tapestries in Tournai and New York, fluidity between spaces of actors and spectators of the play
  • 'alterity of medieval religious drama' - Rainer Warning's term, lacking designated fixed boundaries, circumscribing traditional modern theatre
  • Historical moments, of pictures and plays - representational mode engaging audiences
  • Hubert Cailleau's drawing, key sites - Passion plays, God's domain in heaven vying with limbo and an enormous hell mouth
  • Image types, experiences of a mystery play - not a preoccupation of scholars
  • Reception, focus of Pamela Sheingorn and Robert Clark's work - mystery play scripts as 'performative'
  • Reims paintings, a vision of a 'Vengeance' play - impossibility in actual performance
  • The Parliament of Paris's support - protection of the Confraternity of the Passion, controlling religious drama performance
  • Visual and affective resemblance - between two media, the 'Vengeance of our Lord', the 'Vengeance of Jesus Christ', or the 'Vengeance'

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