Volume Twenty-One (1999): Summaries

Chris Humphrey

METh 21 (1999) 3-4.

Chris Humphrey

‘The World Upside-Down in Theory and as practice: A New Approach to the Study of Medieval Misrule.’
METh 21 (1999) 5-20.

Tom Pettitt

‘Protesting Inversion: Charivary as Folk Pageantry and Folk-Law.’
METh 21 (1999) 21-51.

Philip Butterworth

‘Magic through Sound: Illusion, Deception and Agreed Pretence’ METh 21 (1999) 52–65.


This paper examines explicit fifteenth- and sixteenth-century stage directions that require vocal and other kinds of sound to produce illusion. Ventriloquy, speaking through tubes, vocal aids and mimicry are examined in relation to the requirements of The Cornish Ordinalia, Peele's The Old Wives Tale, Greene and Middleton's Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay, and Greene's Alphonsus King of Aragon.

Femke Kramer

‘How to Deal with Farces? Suggestions for an Alternative Research Programme.’
METh 21 (1999) 66-78.

Paul Hardwick

‘The York Masons’ Monkey-Business.’
METh 21 (1999) 79-86.

Malcolm Jones

‘Proclaiming and Prognosticating: World Upside-Down Predicted — Official.’
METh 21 (1999) 87-102.

Anonymous (John McKinnell)

The Pley of Controversie.’
METh 21 (1999) 103-110.

Leif Søndergaard and Tom Pettit

‘Protesting Inversion: Charivary as Folk Pageantry and Folk-Law.’
METh 21 (2000) 111-134.

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