Religious Plays

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Late Middle Ages - Arts and Sciences - Theatre
... In the British Isles, plays were produced in some 127 different towns during the Middle Ages ... These vernacular Mystery plays were written in cycles of a large number of plays York (48 plays), Chester (24), Wakefield (32) and Unknown (42) ... A larger number of plays survive from France and Germany in this period and some type of religious dramas were performed in nearly every European ...
Gil Vicente - Written Works - Religious Plays
... Many of Vicente's plays were composed in order to celebrate religious festivals these seventeen plays are called his "Obras de devoção" ("Devotional works") ... In these plays, also called "autos", or "acts", Vicente blended themes from Medieval morality plays with theatrical mumming and the liturgical dramas ... One of his first devotional plays was Auto da Fé ("Act of Faith") in 1510 ...
History Of Theatre - Western Tradition - High and Late Medieval Theatre, 1050–1500
... Medieval theatre Liturgical drama Mystery play Morality play Elegiac comedy Farce Masque As the Viking invasions ceased in the middle of the 11th century, liturgical drama had spread ... Sometimes plays were staged as part of the occasion and a certain amount of burlesque and comedy crept into these performances ... profound effect on the development of comedy in both religious and secular plays ...

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