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Titel: Everyman and Medieval Miracle Plays
Verlag: E. P. Dutton
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Inhaltsangabe: God's creations of man in a lyrical dramatization; Noah's cantankerous and hilariously funny wife refusing to leave without her friends; the Massacre of the Innocents
Miracle Plays were a popular form of entertainment throughout the Middle Ages, and part of the poetic and dramatic tradition on which Shakespeare drew. Everymandiscovers what you can't take with you when you go. He beseeches in turn friends, family (one pleads 'cramp in my toe'), possessions ('I follow no man in such voyages'), and finally falls back on moral and religious values.
The most comprehensive paperback edition available, with introduction and extensive notes.
Inhaltsangabe: This book is part of the "Everyman" series which has been re-set with wide margins and easy-to-read type and includes marginal glosses and footnotes to explain difficult words and phraseology. Concentrating mainly on "Corpus Christi" pageants, this is a selection of medieval miracle plays. There is also a translation of the Cornish "Death of Pilate" to represent this branch of Celtic literature. The original words of the plays are preserved, but many archaic forms and spellings are modernized for general readers.
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