Dramas asuncionistas ingleses del siglo XV

Dramas asuncionistas ingleses del siglo XV

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The edition of Dramas Asuncionistas ingleses del siglo XV ("English 15th-century Assumption Dramas") is the first attempt at editing and translating several medieval English dramas into Spanish, in Spain.
Most European countries seem to have produced and staged numerous religious plays throughout the late Middle Ages, although only a comparatively low amount of those pieces have been preserved. The extant corpus of medieval English plays is however surprisingly large, for a considerable amount of dramas that deal with the Christian history of salvation have come down to us in various manuscripts. Among the extant plays, those dealing with the episodes of the death, assumption and coronation of the Virgin Mary stand out for their complexity and their debt to several well-known apocryphal sources, especially the so-called Legenda Aurea.
Spanish-speaking readers will find in this volume an edited translation of five short plays taken from the York manuscript, and also a longer, more complex drama from the N-Town manuscript. All plays were composed and written down by anonymous authors in the late 15th century, and all of them bear witness to the rich drama and theatre legacy of medieval England.
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The edition of Dramas Asuncionistas ingleses del siglo XV (“English 15th-century Assumption Dramas”) is the first attempt at editing and translating several medieval English dramas into Spanish, in Spain.
Most European countries seem to have produced and staged numerous religious plays throughout the late Middle Ages, although only a comparatively low amount of those pieces have been preserved. The extant corpus of medieval English plays is however surprisingly large, for a considerable amount of dramas that deal with the Christian history of salvation have come down to us in various manuscripts. Among the extant plays, those dealing with the episodes of the death, assumption and coronation of the Virgin Mary stand out for their complexity and their debt to several well-known apocryphal sources, especially the so-called Legenda Aurea.
Spanish-speaking readers will find in this volume an edited translation of five short plays taken from the York manuscript, and also a longer, more complex drama from the N-Town manuscript. All plays were composed and written down by anonymous authors in the late 15th century, and all of them bear witness to the rich drama and theatre legacy of medieval England.
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