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Cil d'aval et cil d'amont: Borderlands and the Woman Jogleor in Aucassin et Nicolette
Text and Performance Quarterly
  • Linda Marie Zaerr, Boise State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-1994
Abstract
A 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 Information
Linda Marie Zaerr. "Cil d'aval et cil d'amont: Borderlands and the Woman Jogleor in Aucassin et Nicolette" Text and Performance Quarterly (1994)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/lindamarie_zaerr/8/