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The English mystery plays.


Berkeley, University of California Press, 1972.
ISBN 0520022769, 0520040813

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Subjects Bible plays, English -- History and criticism.
Bible plays, English.
Christian drama, English (Middle)
Christian drama, English (Middle) -- History and criticism.
Civilization, Medieval, in literature.
English drama -- To 1500 -- History and criticism.
English drama.
Mittelenglisch.
Mysterienspiel.
Mysteries and miracle-plays, English -- History and criticism.
Mysteries and miracle-plays, English.
Mystères et miracles anglais -- Histoire et critique.
Théâtre anglais -- Avant 1500 -- Histoire et critique.
Description vi, 437 pages 23 cm
Copyright Date 1972.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-428).
Contents Latin liturgical drama -- Twelfth-century knowledge of plays and acting -- Drama in the twelfth century -- The development of the Cycle form -- Attitudes to drama and dramatic theory -- Plays of the Fall: The fall of the Angels ; The fall of Man ; Cain and Abel -- Types and prophecies of the Redemption: Noah ; Abraham and Isaac ; Moses and the prophets -- Nativity Plays, I: Caesar Augustus ; The early life of the Virgin ; Joseph's doubts ; The visit to Elizabeth ; The trial of Joseph and Mary ; The nativity -- Nativity plays, II: The adoration of the Shepherds ; The adoration of the Magi ; The purification ; The massacre of the innocents -- The life of Christ between the Nativity and the Passion: The doctors in the temple ; The plays of the ministry ; The entry into Jerusalem ; The Last Supper ; The Agony in the Garden -- The Passion: The trial before Annas and Caiaphas ; The trials before Pilate and Herod ; The buffeting and scourging ; The crucifixion and burial -- Triumphal and eschatological plays: The harrowing of Hell ; The resurrection and resurrection appearances ; The ascension ; The coming of the Holy Ghost ; The death and assumption of the Virgin ; The antichrist ; The last judgement -- The four cycles -- The decline of the plays.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area Great Britain
Network Numbers (OCoLC)558984
(OCoLC)ocm00558984
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Woolf, Rosemary.
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