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This study argues that late medieval English 'mystery plays' were about masculinity as much as Christian theology, modes of devotion, or civic self-consciousness. Performed repeatedly by generations of merchants and craftsmen, these Biblical plays produced fantasies and anxieties of middle class, urban masculinity, many of which are familiar today.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781403972774
ISBN-10: 140397277X
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Pages: 227
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 19-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Christina M. Fitzgerald

CHRISTINA FITZGERALD is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Toledo in Ohio, USA.

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