Street Scenes

Late Medieval Acting and Performance

  • Authors
  • Sharon Aronson-Lehavi

Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Sharon Aronson-Lehavi
    Pages 1-15
  3. Sharon Aronson-Lehavi
    Pages 125-126
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 127-183

About this book


Street Scenes offers a theory of late medieval acting and performance through a fresh and original reading of the Tretise of Miraclis Pleyinge. The performance theory perspective employed here, along with the examination of actor/character dialectics, paves the way to understanding both religious theatre and the complexity of late medieval theatricalities. Sharon Aronson-Lehavi demonstrates the existence of a late medieval discourse about the double appeal of theatre performance: an artistic medium enacting sacred history while simultaneously referring to the present lives of its creators and spectators.


concept dialectic epic Medieval Literature medieval period Middle Ages performance theatre

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2011
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-37399-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-11811-9
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