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Medieval Play Types

LIST: 2 Types of Cycle Plays

Mystery Cycles
Passion Plays

DEF: Mystery Cycles

Plays on the whole of God's plan from the creation to the day of judgement

DEF: Passion Plays

Plays on the life and death of Jesus

DEF: Miracle Plays

Story of individual saint's lives - secular and non-biblical

LIST: 2 Professional Plays

Morality plays
Mummer's plays

DEF: Morality Play

Allegorical, secularized and didactic.

DEF: Mummer's Play

Christmas plays from folk and pagan traditions

LIST: 3 Medieval Play Types

Cycle Plays
Miracle Plays
Professional Plays

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