Theater, culture, and community in Reformation Bern, 1523-1555
This study examines the sociocultural context of Bern’s ten Reformation plays, authored by Niklaus Manuel and Hans von Rüte, and argues that Protestant theater was instrumental in creating cultural community among an urban populace estranged from Catholic tradition.
Print Book, English, 2002
Brill, Leiden, 2002
xviii, 346 pages, 40 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Preface and AcknowledgementsIllustrationsAbbreviations1. Performing the Protestant Reformation2. Bern at the Crossroads of Reform3. Protestant Carnival: A Contradiction in Terms?4. Theocracy and Theater5. Protestant Visual Culture and the Stage6. Music, Play, and Worship7. Mediating ChangeAppendix: Song TextsBibliographyIndex of PersonsIndex of PlacesIndex of SubjectsIndex of Biblical Citations