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Touch in late medieval English theatre

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This thesis examines touch in late medieval English theatre, considering tactile encounters on stage and the role of touch in audience experience. Although touch is increasingly attracting attention in medieval studies, theatre has thus far been an exception to this trend. To rectify this, I focus primarily—though not exclusively—on biblical drama, especially the York and N-Town Plays. My methodology is threefold, synthesizing lexical analysis, interdisciplinary comparisons of drama and ar...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
Balliol College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Sub department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
Wadham College
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Supervisor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
Lady Margaret Hall
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Examiner
Institution:
University of Edinburgh
Role:
Examiner
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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