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Plays and Playwrights

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