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Original scientific paper

Textology and the Limits of National Philology: the Forgotten Drama Govor Božićni (Christmas Speech)

Milovan Tatarin orcid id ; Faculty of humanities and social sciences at the Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Osijek, Croatia

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Setting off from the premise that the limits of national philology are determined by the knowledge of its corpus, and by using the drama Govor božićni as a case study, the paper aims to show the extent to which the pre-revival Croatian literature has been investigated and available. The drama is the performance of the Adoration of the Magi, which is a theme often claimed to be absent from the early modern Croatian Christmas dramas. One notable exception was the performance by the nuns from the Benedictine convent of Holy Saviour (Sv. Spas) in Šibenik in February 1615, but its text has not been preserved. Govor božićni confirms that the church theatre - marking and celebrating the church holidays - did not disappear, but remained independent of the changes in poetics and genre despite bans to use the church facilities as a stage.


Croatian drama, Govor božićni, Adoration of the Magi

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