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Drama Notes 2 - Medieval Drama Medieval period began with...

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Medieval Drama Medieval period began with collapse of Rome A lot of drama records had disappeared since the Roman Catholic Church gained power and considered drama a godless activity Ironic then that the rebirth of drama took place in the heart of monasteries LITURGICAL DRAMA – short dramatized sections of the medieval church service. Some scholars believe that these playlets evolved into the vernacular mystery plays, which were performed outside the church by lay people TROPES – interpolation into or expansion of an existing medieval liturgical text, gave rise to liturgical drama QUEM QUAERITIS – (Whom seek ye?) earliest known example of a trope Tropes led to experiments with other dramatic sequences centering on Mass and Christ Once outside the church, drama flourished but still focused on religion and religious festivals Pope Urban IV added Corpus Christi to religious calendar to celebrate the doctrine declaring that the body of Christ was real and present in the Host (bread) taken in
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This note was uploaded on 09/29/2009 for the course DRAM 116 taught by Professor Strong during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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Drama Notes 2 - Medieval Drama Medieval period began with...

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