Vision and Audience in Medieval Drama

A Study of the Castle of Perseverance

  • Authors
  • Andrea¬†Louise¬†Young

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Andrea Louise Young
    Pages 1-22
  3. Andrea Louise Young
    Pages 23-54
  4. Andrea Louise Young
    Pages 55-70
  5. Andrea Louise Young
    Pages 71-91
  6. Andrea Louise Young
    Pages 93-118
  7. Andrea Louise Young
    Pages 119-142
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 143-228

About this book


The earliest complete morality play in English, The Castle of Perseverance depicts the culture of medieval East Anglia, a region once known for its production of artistic objects. Discussing the spectator experience of this famed play, Young argues that vision is the organizing principle that informs this play's staging, structure, and narrative.


drama Medieval Literature Middle Ages

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Media & Culture Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-58023-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-44607-7
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