Medieval Europe 814-1450: Theater - Research Article from Arts and Humanities Through the Eras

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814 Emperor Charlemagne dies. Under his auspices, numerous innovative programs are undertaken that contribute, directly and indirectly, to the development of medieval theater and the preservation of ancient Roman plays.
c. 825 Amalarius, bishop of Metz (778–850), expresses concern over the overtly dramatic nature of the Mass, indicating that he views the devotional practices of the medieval Christian Church as inherently theatrical.
c. 850 Heroic poems in many European languages have already been written and performed, notably the Anglo-Saxon Beowulf and the Germanic poems that will later contribute to the Nibelungenlied.
c. 900 Evidence shows that many European monasteries, like that of Saint-Gall in Switzerland, are developing new and dramatic approaches to worship.
c. 950 Revivals and imitations of ancient Roman comedy are being performed.
c. 960 King Edgar of England complains that the monasteries of his realm are so decadent they are being publicly mocked by professional...

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