Medieval Cornish

Medieval Cornish

n.
Cornish as spoken and written from the 1300s to 1600.
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There is some surviving archaeological evidence for the distinguishing feature of medieval Cornish drama: it was performed in the round.
Three types of Cornish--Old Cornish, Middle or Medieval Cornish, and Modern Cornish--existed from 800 to the end of the nineteenth century, when it declined in use.
It has characters from Arthurian legend and is regarded by Cornish scholars as perhaps the finest example of medieval Cornish drama remaining.
The topics include alternative methodologies in language and literary studies in Cornwall, Jack Clemo's mystical-erotic quest, staging the state and the hypostasization of violence in Medieval Cornish drama, and a case study of a Cornish migrant to South Africa 1870-1914.
On education in the play, see Nicholas Orme, "Education in the Medieval Cornish Play Beunans Meriasek," Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies 25 (1993): 1-14; for an analysis of the "woman and her son" episode, see Brian Murdoch, "The Holy Hostage: De Filio Mulieris in the Middle Cornish Play Beunans Meriasek," Medium Aevum 58 (1989): 258-73.