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657. Spectatorship and Reception in Early Drama

Wednesday, 11 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., Arkansas, Sheraton Chicago

Program arranged by the Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society

Presiding: Carolyn E. Coulson-Grigsby, Shenandoah Univ.

Speakers: Francesca Bortoletti, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities; Katherine Brokaw, Univ. of California, Merced; David Hershinow, Johns Hopkins Univ., MD; Jasmine Lellock, Univ. of Maryland, College Park; Anna Amelia Raff, New York Univ.

Responding: Lofton Durham, Western Michigan Univ.

Session Description:

Panelists address spectatorship and reception of French, English, and Italian dramatic practices. With discussions of the reception of gesture, music, magic, staging, and the use of intermediaries, we seek to advance the discussion of the role of spectator in medieval and early modern performance.


  • Comparative Literature – Medieval and Renaissance

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