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Unformatted text preview: operation are still debated by scholars. Served as stage and transportation from town to town Mouth of Hell • aka Hell Mouth – usually a large fish-shaped orifice from which smoke & explosions, fueled by gunpowder, belched constantly • Devils took great delight in stuffing victims into these maws • One of the machines required seventeen men to operate Toward end of the Middles Ages • There was a gradual decline of the religious theatre • One reason was a weakening of the church, culminating in the Protestant Reformation • Second reason was the secular qualities of drama finally overcame the religious material The Reckoning • Trial of this woman has killed a child but they later find out someone from the church did it • Mystery play / suspense...
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- Spring '08
- Middle Ages, Adam, Noah, DEVILS, Mystery play