Medieval English Theatre Meeting 23 March 2002

Language and Languages

Nottingham University

This year the Medieval English Theatre meeting will go to Nottingham for the first time, kindly hosted by Janette Dillon.

The programme for the meeting is as follows:-

  • Tracy Cruickshank: Theoretical Approaches to the Language of Theatre
  • John McGavin: 'That thin skin': the language of record
  • Elsa Strietman: The Language of Evil in some Rhetoricians' Plays
  • Bob Godfrey: Pronouncing Middle English for Modern Audiences
  • John Anderson: 'Translating' the Mystery Plays.
  • Sarah Carpenter (the Body), Olga Horner, Pamela M. King, and Meg Twycross (the Worms) : A Disputation between the Body and Worms (entertainment)
  • Olga Horner: Legal Language in English Medieval Plays
  • Sarah Carpenter: 'Lingua: the Combat of the Tongue and the Five Senses'
  • Annual General Meeting of Medieval English Theatre

The day will begin at 10.00 a.m. and finish with the Annual General Meeting around 4.30 p.m. The cost, 20.00 per person, includes morning coffee, buffet lunch, and afternoon tea, as well as covering overheads. Those not wishing to pay for lunch may register at the reduced price of 9.00. The first two registered full-time postgraduate students to apply will be paid for for the day by Medieval English Theatre. Please pass news of the day on to anyone you know who might be interested in attending.


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