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Take 20 on Medieval Drama 20 slides of information related to the Medieval English Drama and the text Everyman , including key literary terms and ideas. What was the center of the medieval peoples ’ social, educational, and spiritual lives?. Photo b y Keith Marshall @ Flickr.

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Take 20

on Medieval Drama

20 slides of information related to the Medieval English Drama and the text Everyman, including key literary terms and ideas


What was the center

of the medieval peoples’ social, educational, and spiritual lives?

Photo by Keith Marshall @ Flickr


Tropes – embellishments on the Mass liturgy

Photo by Groume @ Flickr


First English Play (in Latin)

Quem Quaeritis (Whom Do You Seek)

Angel: “Whom do you seek ye in the

tomb, O lovers of Christ?”

Marys: “Jesus of Nazareth, him that

was crucified, O heavenly being.”

Angel: “He is risen, as he hath

prophesied. Go announce, that he

that risen from the dead.”

Marys: “Alleluia, Alleluia.”

Photo by Dtcchc @ Flickr


Expanded into pageants with

costumes, scenery, props, etc.

Photo by Istolethetv @ Flickr


Moved to the church steps

Photo by Swamibu @ Flickr


Scripts to English and then

storylines became bawdy and

church dropped productions

Photo by Vauvau @ Flickr


Guilds of tradesmen

produced and performed on

pageant wagons


Three types of short plays

performed in cycles, or series

Mystery

Miracle

Morality


Mystery Plays -- dramas

based on stories of the Bible

Photo by Roger Smith @ Flickr


The Second Shepherd’s Play,

tells of a madcap

story of a sheep thief, but as it ends

we learn the shepherds are headed to the Nativity.


Miracle Plays -- dramas

about the lives of the saints

Photo by Lawrence OP @ Flickr


Morality Plays – allegorical dramas in which abstrations are personified in the struggle for a human soul

extended metaphor in which characters,

objects, and events equate meanings

outside the work

Photo by Aristicrats-hat @ Flickr


Everyman,

written about 1500,

is the best example

of the English morality play


The Dance of Death

motif in the humanities, a late-medieval allegory on the universality of death: no matter one's station in life, Death unites all, or all are equalin Death’s presence

2010 Photo by Chris Willis at http:[email protected]/4653969061/

2007 Music by Kevin MacLeod. Camille Saint-Saëns, Danse Macabre, Opus 40 in G minor (Computer generated).


Black Plague 1348-49

Miniatur aus der Toggenburg-Bibel (Schweitz) von 1411


BLACK PLAGUE

Europe 1348/49

Bubonic plague

so named for

swollen glands

called buboes

Engraving of

a plague doctor

Black Plague 1348-49

Miniatur aus der Toggenburg-Bibel (Schweitz) von 1411


  • Hans Holbein II

  • c. 1498-1543

  • German portraitist

  • religious art

  • satire

  • Reformation

  • propaganda

1999 Stephanie Buck, Hans Holbein, Cologne: Könemann, 1542


Pope King Queen Bishop

GentlemanAstrologer Miser Child


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