Cil d'aval et cil d'amont: Borderlands and the Woman Jogleor in Aucassin et NicoletteText and Performance Quarterly
AbstractA modern performance of Aucassin et Nicolette which takes into consideration reasonable options for performance in thirteenth‐century France reveals certain propensities which are invisible when the text is treated strictly as a literary work. Aucassin et Nicolette is fraught with reversal, yet each reversal, empowered in a border realm through the agency of performance, leads to union. Thus this work which has survived only as a literary text, when embodied in modem performance by a woman jogleor, conveys reversals not evident in the text alone and reflects postmodern ethnographic principles of cultural flexibility in performance.
Citation InformationLinda Marie Zaerr. "Cil d'aval et cil d'amont: Borderlands and the Woman Jogleor in Aucassin et Nicolette" Text and Performance Quarterly (1994)
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