Reading TCD MS 432 From the Middle

“What the Middle Means”, the title for the 2012 ASTR (American Society for Theatre Research) working group on Medieval Theatre History (Nov 1-4, Nashville). Jacqueline Jenkins‘ paper represents new research on the miscellany manuscript which houses the Northampton Abraham and Isaac play; in this paper, she argues that this variation on the biblical play is only one of a number of works that are suggestive of a greater interest in drama and performance on the part of the compiler (or compilers) of the manuscript.