The Queen's Dumbshow: John Lydgate
and the Making of Early Theater.
All the texts belong to the East-Midlands and are written by John Lydgate
(see Table 4 below).
I am reminded of the famous words from poet John Lydgate
, adapted by President Abraham Lincoln: "You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can't please all of the people all of the time.
After a brief introduction, Bale and Edwards present a critical edition of the lives of two Anglo-Saxon saints as told by the fifteenth-century writer John Lydgate
, along with the "extra miracles" of St.
Miskimin, Stanley Howard Johnston, and earlier by Eleanor Prescott Hammond, among others--Gillespie contributes substantially here to the restoration of the Renaissance reputation of the medieval poet John Lydgate
, for whom, as she reminds readers in her epilogue, "there is still no collected edition (or even comprehensive, up-to-date list) of [his] works in print" (233).
Chapter 6 is devoted to John Lydgate
, author of the only extant texts, written in the early fifteenth century, known to have been performed in civic halls in pre-Elizabethan London.
47) On this influence see Lois Ebin, John Lydgate
(Boston: Twayne, 1985), p.
and the Canterbury Pilgrims leaving Canterbury
Beginning with Clement of Alexandria and subsequently traveling through the worlds of Hildegard, Leonin, Dante, Chaucer, and the fifteenth-century poet John Lydgate
, the author presents various types of physical representations of and physical responses to music.
Only a few years later, King Henry V wooed Catherine of Valois with valentine verses secretly composed for him by John Lydgate
, an anonymous writer of standard love rhymes for tongue-tied suitors to copy.
The desire to read or teach John Lydgate
can be challenging because there are no current critical or student editions of much of his work.
Edwards and Jane Griffiths, respectively) discuss Stow's interest in John Lydgate
and his editorial work on an edition of Skelton.