Performance Spaces in Thomas Chaundler’s <i>Liber apologeticus</i>
Keywords:Chaundler, university drama, performance
The manuscript of Thomas Chaundler’s Latin play Liber apologeticus de omni statu humanae naturae [Apology in defense of human nature in every state] with fifteen semi-grisaille illustrations, held at Cambridge University, Trinity College Library, was presented between 1457 and 1461 to Thomas Bekynton, bishop of Bath and Wells. As a presentation gift, the manuscript not only guides a contemplative reader in visualizing or recalling the scenes but also suggests places where the play might have been performed: 1) the ante-chapel at New College; 2) a room in the interior of the bishop’s palace at Wells; and 3) an area outside, with a view of the latter.
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