Chief pre-Shakespearean dramas; a selection of plays illustrating the history of the English drama from its origin down to Shakespeare, by Joseph Quincy Adams.


Boston, New York Houghton Mifflin Company [1924] .

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Subjects Bible plays, English.
Christian drama, English (Middle)
English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600.
English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan.
English drama -- To 1500.
English drama.
Mysteries and miracle-plays, English.
Description vii, 712 pages facsimile 21 cm
Copyright Date [1924]
©1924
Notes Sources of liturgical drama-Liturgical plays dealing with the story of Christ-Liturgical plays dealing with miscellaneous biblical stories, and with the legends of the saints-The introduction of the vernacular-The craft cycles-Non-cycle plays-Moralities-Folk plays-Farces-School plays-Inns of court plays-The court drama-Plays of the professional troupes.
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Contents pt. 1. Sources of the liturgical drama -- The wordless Alleluia sequence -- The Quem-Quæritis trope -- The Easter sepulchre (Depositio Crucis ; Elevatio Crucis) -- Semi-dramatic trope -- part 2. Liturgical plays dealing with the story of Christ -- Sepulchrum (The Visit of the Marys) -- Sepulchrum (The Visit of the Marys, and the Race of Peter and John) -- Sepulchrum (The Visit of the Marys, the Race of Peter and John, and the Appearance to Mary Magdalene) -- Peregrini -- Pastores -- Magi -- Herodes -- Prophetæ -- part 3. Liturgical plays dealing with miscellaneous biblical stores, and with the legends of the saints -- Conversio Beati Pauli Apostoli -- Ludus super Iconia Sancti Nicolai -- Tres Clerici -- Adeodatus -- part 4. The introduction of the vernacular -- The Sepulchre -- The Wayfarers -- The Shepherds -- part 5. The Craft Cycles -- Banns (N. towne) -- The Fall of Lucifer (N. towne) -- The Creation of Eve, with the Expelling of Adam and Eve out of Paradise (Norwich) -- The Killing of Abel (Wakefield) -- Noah (Wakefield) -- The Deluge (Chester) -- The Sacrifice of Isaac (Brome MS.) -- Pharaoh (Wakefield) -- The Prophets (Chester) -- The Salutation and Conception (N. towne) -- The Birth of Jesus (York) -- The Shepherds (Wakefield) -- The Magi, Herod, and the Slaughter of the Innocents (Coventry) -- Christ's Ministry (Chester) -- The Betraying of Christ (N. towne) -- The Harrowing of Hell (Chester) -- The Resurrection of Christ (Wakefield) -- The Judgment Day (York) -- part 6. Non-cycle plays --- Dux Moraud -- The Conversion of St. Paul -- Mary Magdalene -- The Play of the Sacrament -- part 7. Moralities -- The Castle of Perseverance -- Everyman -- Mankind -- Wyt and Science -- part 8. Folk plays -- Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham -- Robin Hood and the Friar -- Shetland Sword Dance -- Oxfordshire St. George Play -- Leicestershire St. George Play -- The Revesby Sword Play -- part 9. Farces -- The Playe Called the Foure PP -- A Mery Play betwene Johan Johan the Husbande, Tyb his Wife, and Syr Johan the Preest -- The Play of the Wether -- part 10. School plays -- Roister Doister -- Gammer Gurton's Nedle -- part 11. Inns of court plays -- Gorboduc ; or, Ferrex and Porrex -- Svpposes -- part 12. The court drama -- Damon and Pithias -- Campaspe -- part 13. Plays of the professional troupes -- Cambises -- The Famovs Victories of Henry the Fifth -- George a Greene, the Pinner of Wakefield.
Geographic Area England
Network Numbers (OCoLC)964280
(OCoLC)ocm00964280
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Adams, Joseph Quincy, 1881-1946,
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