Was a convicted criminal executed on stage during a beheading scene? Was an unfortunate actor driven insane while playing a madman? Did a theatrical enactment of a crucifixion result in a real one? Did an androgynous young man seduce a priest when portraying a female saint? Death by Drama answers these and other questions while presenting a.
Jody Enders is professor of French and dramatic art at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the author of Rhetoric and the Origins of Medieval Drama and The Medieval Theater of Cruelty: Rhetoric, Memory, Violence.