Medieval Manuscripts Seminar

Medieval Manuscripts Seminar
Date
03 Oct 2017, 17:30 to 03 Oct 2017, 19:15
Type
Seminar
Venue
Dr Seng T Lee Centre for Manuscript and Book Studies, Senate House Library, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Description

Mary Wellesley, British Library

Dr Mary Wellesley, The British Library

Graphical Reverence and Script Hierarchy in the Manuscript of the N-town Plays 

The paper examines the macaronic text of the Magnificat from the ‘Visit to Elizabeth’ pageant in London, British Library, Cotton MS Vespasian D. VIII  -- the sole surviving copy of the Middle English play cycle, The N-town Plays. It explores what the scribe’s use of a script hierarchy has to tell us about performance and reading, and the interplay between liturgy and drama.



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