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The Civic Drama
The Morality Play before the Reformation
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Absalom action adapted allegorical appears Aristophanes audience Bale Bale's biblical Calisto Celestina chapter characters Christ Christian Christopherson church civic drama classical comedy comic commentaries contemporary context court Cupar cycle death declares demonstrates dialogue Diccon didactic Donatus drama E. K. Chambers edition emphasizes English entertainment epitasis Erasmus Erasmus's Eunuchus Euripides example extant farce father French Gammer Grimald Henry Herod humanist identified imitation indicates instruction interlude Jephthah Johan Johan John Bale John Rastell John the Baptist king later Latin Lindsay Lindsay's Mary Mary Magdalene Mary's medieval Melebea Meriasek morality play More's motif N-Town Nicholas Udall pattern perceived performance Philogonus Plautus plot poetry poets popular prodigal protasis Queen Reformation religious Renaissance represents Respublica Roister Doister role saints satire scene Seneca sixteenth century Skelton stage suggests Terence Terence's Terentian tion tradition tragedy translation Udall vices virtue Vives Vives's Watson wife Wit's youth