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Of People and Places: Urban Gendering in the English Plays

Of People and Places: Urban Gendering in the English Plays

The paper examines interconnections between gender and the civic landscape in the flood pageants in the English mystery plays (York, Towneley, N-Town and Chester). The marital conflict between Noah and his wife is discussed in the context of the urban physical and spiritual world that provides a double backdrop for the play. The geometry of human sin and divine insight is analysed and textile references are investigated to reveal the spatial and professional affiliation of the characters. The silent potential of the urban setting that enriches the theatrical power of the plays and transforms the events presented on stage into a medieval interactive game between the actors and the audience is discussed.

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The Female Experience of the Other

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Uncovering the Secret: Medieval Women, Magic and the Other

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Polish Indian Hobbyists and Cultural Appropriation

]. Warszawa: Krajowa Agencja Wydawnicza. Scafidi, Susan. 2005. Who owns culture? Appropriation and authenticity in American law . New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. Šavelková, Lívia. 2017a. When the creator´s “game” spreads to the world. In Barbora Půtová (ed.), Identity, tradition and revitalization of American Indian Culture , 74–107. Prague: Karolinum Press. Šavelková, Lívia. 2017b. Cross-cultural filmmaking as a process of Self-reflection: Filming Native Americans within Central European space’s prevailing imagery of the “noble savage

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