Everything you need to understand or teach Everyman, and Medieval Miracle Plays by A. C. Cawley.
This collection of Christianity-themed mini-plays, referred to as pageants, dates from the middle of the 1500s. Each of the pageants was part of a larger sequence, referred to by scholars and analysts as a Corpus Christi (Body of Christ) cycle. Each cycle was staged in a different city in England by guilds of different tradespeople, and each cycle dramatized Biblical events from the Creation to the Last Judgment. The creators of the various pageants endeavored, in various ways, to tell the well-known Bible stories in humorous and accessible ways, and explored additional themes related to faith versus doubt, as well as the theological concept of Original Sin versus Redemption.
The collection opens with a contemporary preface from the editor explaining how, in the decades since the collection was first published (in 1956), scholars looking at the pageants from both the historical and theatrical perspectives have come to recognize their...
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