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Drama 116 Lecture 7

Drama 116 Lecture 7 - MiddleAges Liturgical...

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Middle Ages The period from 500 AD to 1500 CE in western history part of the dark ages Liturgical and vernacular drama Liturgical Early medieval drama, written in latin and part of the mass Developed from tropes Trope- sung Embellishments sung as part of mass Earliest trope: Quem quaertis Whom seek ye Mansions Miniature scenes from liturgy Opened during special times of the year Christmas or lent Church moves these performances out of the church because they were too  close to theater Miracle Plays Dramatized the miracles that were performed by the saints Moved outside the church Feast of Corpus Christi Sometime in the spring after Easter MYSTERY, MIRACLE, MORALITY All of the plays were short
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Vernacular drama Later in the middle ages The language of these later plays were not in Latin, but the everyday speech of  the people Mystery plays
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