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Title: A Knaresborough passion
Author: Drumm, Patrick
Awarding Body: UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX
Current Institution: University of Sussex
Date of Award: 2008
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Abstract:
A Knaresborough Passion is a reworking of the Crucifixio Christi pageant from the medieval York Cycle of Corpus Christi Plays. The chamber opera is a deconstructive displacement of the previously held assumptions in the original play and in the succeeding canonical tradition. The libretto, borrowing text from Tony Harrison's The Mysteries and Paul Corcoran's Four Knights at Knaresborough presents the characters in inversion to each other in a constantly shifting dialogic that cuts across temporal divisions. The displaced hierarchical structure then allows the characters to break free from otherwise closed ideological interpretations, allowing them to hint at other contexts and meanings.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.496928  DOI: Not available
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