English Medieval Theatre

English Medieval Theatre - English Medieval Theatre: Second...

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English Medieval Theatre: Second Shepherds Pageant 21/04/2008 15:52:00 What comprises cycle drama in medieval England?     1. Based on Bible Stories Connect divine mysteries to people’s everyday lives. Acts of devotion Once again these stories would have been well known by the audience The medieval world was obsessed with all things allegorical The lamb is both a lamb of the flock, but also the lamb of god. o Jesus goes to find the lost lamb in the new testament Part of the religious worship practice.  The stillness at the end of the play is to create a pictorial representation like a  religious icon. It is like worshiping a statue in place of the actual things. One  recognizes that it is symbolic. The gifts of the shepherds to Jesus are of common iconographic tradition: o Cherries: represent nature. When given in midwinter they are obviously 
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