Essays presented to John J. McGavin

edited by Sarah Carpenter, Pamela M. King, Meg Twycross, & Greg Walker


AUTHOR TITLE                 Pages
  In honorem John J. McGavin
3 – 8
  John J. McGavin: Bibliography
9 – 10
Sarah Carpenter The Places of Foolery: Robert Armin and fooling in Edinburgh
11 – 26
Janet Hadley Williams ‘George Bannatyne’s ‘Sertane Mirry Interludis’, and Sir David Lyndsay’s play
27 – 40
Greg Walker ‘The Linlithgow Interlude of 1540 and Lyndsay’s Satire of the Thrie Estaitis
41 – 56
Peter Happé Stage Directions in Lyndsay’s Ane Satire of the Thrie Estaits
57 – 72
R.D.S. Jack The Dramatic Voice of William Dunbar
73 – 89
Tanya Hagen and Sally-Beth MacLean How to Track a Bear in Southwark: a learning module
90 – 104
Bob Godfrey ‘The Digby Mary Magdalen in Performance: a merry peripeteia
105 – 118
Garrett P.J. Epp ‘Thus am I Rent on Rode’: taking apart the Towneley Crucifixion
119 – 133
Alexandra F. Johnston The Second Shepherds’ Play: a play for the Christmas season
134 – 148
Meg Twycross ‘They did not come out of an Abbey in Lancashire’: Francis Douce and the manuscript of the Towneley Plays
149 – 165
Volume Thirty-Seven (2015)
The Best Pairt of our Play. Essays presented to John J. McGavin. Part I
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