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MIRACLE PLAYS AND MORALITY PLAYS
miracle plays: were about the life or actions of a saint
Morality plays: allegorical drama in which the characters personify moral qualities
"the dance of death"
"temptation and fall"
IS A MEDIEVAL DRAMA BASED ON A SCRIPTURAL INCIDENTS
THE GUILDS: the plays passed from church to guilds
THE PERFORMANCES: each play was reapeted and movable scaffolds were built
It is the best surviving example of morality play. It was written at the end of the 15th century.
The story begins with God who focuses his attention on Everyman.
God decides to send Death from Everyman.
Everyman decides to bring with him:
GOOD DEEDS who will stay with him until the end.
INTERLUDES english dramatic entertainment
interludes were performed in Europe by companies of professional actors