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Developed from tropes, earliest trope known Quam Quaertitis, part of the service of Catholic mass
"Whom seek ye?"; asked by the angel to the three Marys as the approach Christ's tomb
Small stage areas or platforms; became important as plays shift from religion and churches to drama and cities, set up for each individual play in a cycle
Dramatized the mystery of Christ's passion, performed during Corpus Christi, could portray Biblical events all the way to Eden and beyond. Example: The Second Shepherd's Play
Portable carriers of plays from town to town; may have been funded by guild producers
Audience favorite in a series of mansions; depicted the entrance to Hell with smoke and fireworks
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