2.2.07 - Mouth of Hell • Or “Hell Mouth,” usually a...

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2/2/07 Medieval Theatre Production Renaissance Drama Elizabethan Drama Medieval Theatre Production Stages were set up in a large town square, behind which were placed the individual scenic  units-the mansions- one for each of the plays in a cycle In other cases portable pageant wagons whose appearance and mode of operation are still  debated by scholars
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Unformatted text preview: Mouth of Hell • Or “Hell Mouth,” usually a large fish-shaped orifice from which smoke and explosions, fueled by gunpowder, belched constantly. • The devils took great delight in stuffing their victims into these maws. • According to a contemporary account, one of the machines required seventeen men to operate...
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