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The English mystery plays.

Author: Rosemary Woolf
Publisher: Berkeley, University of California Press, 1972.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rosemary Woolf
ISBN: 0520022769 9780520022768
OCLC Number: 558984
Description: vi, 437 pages 23 cm
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.

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