Ritual Imports: Performing Medieval Drama In America артикул 1465a.
Ritual Imports: Performing Medieval Drama In America артикул 1465a.

Book DescriptionThroughout the Americas, performances deriving from medieval European rituals, ceremonies, and festivities made up a crucial part of the cultural cargo shipped from Europe to the overseas settlements In 1583, Sir Humphrey Gilbert sailed from Plymouth England to Newfoundland, bringing with him "morris dancers, hobby обющч horses, and Maylike Conceits" for the "allurement of the savages" and the "solace of our people " His voyage closely resembled that of twelve Franciscan friars who in 1524 hadarrived in what is now Mexico armed with a repertoire of miracle plays, religious processions, and other performances These two events, although far from unique, helped to shape initial encounters between Europeans and indigenous peoples; they also marked the first stages of the process that would leadby no means smoothlyto a distinctively American culture Ritual Imports is a groundbreaking cultural history of European performance traditions in the New World, from the sixteenth century to the present Claire Sponsler examines the role of survivals and adaptations of medieval drama in shaping American culture from colonization through nation building and on to todays multicultural society The books subjects include New Mexican matachines dances and Spanish conquest drama, Albanys Pinkster festival and Afro-Dutch religious celebrations, Philadelphias mummers and the Anglo-Saxon revival, a Brooklyn Italian American saints play, American and German passion plays, and academic reconstructions of medieval drama Drawing on theories of cultural appropriation, Ritual Imports makes an important contribution to medieval and American studies as well as to cultural studies and the history of theater.  2005 г 235 стр ISBN 0801442958.

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