Medieval Drama

Medieval Drama - Liturgical and Vernacular Drama o...

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Liturgical and Vernacular Drama o Liturgical Early medieval drama, written in Latin and part of the Mass o Vernacular Drama Later in the middle ages The language of these later plays was not in Latin, but the everyday speech of the people Liturgical Drama o Developed from TROPES TROPE - extended musical passage o Embellishments sung as part of the Mass o Earliest TROPE known QUEM QUAERTIS "Whom seek ye?" o Mansions - designated space in the church for liturgical drama Miracle Plays o Dramatized the miracles performed by the Saints o Moved outside the Church Plays got much more elaborate, Church didn't have enough space Church didn't want to use a holy space for theatrical productions Plays began to get expensive o Associated with the Feast of Corpus Christi Mystery Plays o Dramatized the mystery of Christ's passion o Dramatized a series of biblical events that could stretch from Adam and Eve in
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This note was uploaded on 05/23/2011 for the course DRAM 116 taught by Professor Strong during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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