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Pathos in Late-Medieval Religious Drama and Art : A Communicative Strategy - (Hardcover)

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The author analyzes the strategies used to create emotional responses in late-medieval religious drama and art from several Western European traditions, focusing on British drama, to show how pathos was produced and used in the representation of pain and suffering. She examines how pathos is one of the main strategies of religious communication during the period, arguing that the use of visual and verbal means to appeal to extreme feelings and emotions increased the efficacy of institutional messages expressed by the Church and lay authorities. She considers the communicative strategies used to convey to the population messages that could guide them in the path to salvation and to create strong feelings instrumental to the path. She describes developments in visual art and drama related to the use of pathos and the key use of presence and memory to highlight pain and suffering as part of a general ideology; the socio-cultural context of artistic and dramatic products, including medieval theories of emotions in relation to art, the linguistic texture of medieval drama, the significance of the presence of both text and image in types of medieval communication, and the roles of the recipients and senders of the message; the importance of pathos as a communicative strategy, through case studies of specific scenes of parental love, crime and punishment, social structure, pain and memory, and mourning and glory; and the strategies used for direct address and involvement of audiences. Annotation ©2018 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 318
Genre: Performing Arts, Drama
Sub-Genre: History, Drama
Series Title: LUDUS Medieval and Early Renaissance Theatre and Drama
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Author: Gabriella Mazzon
Language: English
Street Date: June 1, 2018
TCIN: 53722803
UPC: 9789004355569
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-8647
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