Donnelly’s New Book on Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene

Published: Aug. 18, 2017

Colleen Donnelly, Associate Professor of English, in June published the book The Marys of Medieval Drama: The Middle English Digby and N-Town in Translation (Sidetone Press).This volume contains modern translations of plays performed during the late Middle Ages in England about the lives of the Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene. These plays provide a link between canonical Scripture, apocryphal and gnostic materials from the first centuries of Christianity that survived secreted or in oral tradition, legendary materials that developed over the ensuing centuries, and contemporary medieval religious belief and practices.