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Author Donnelly, Colleen Elaine, author.

Title Marys of medieval drama : the middle English Digby and N-town in translation / Colleen E. Donnelly
Published Leiden : Sidestone Press, 2016


Description 1 online resource (198 pages) : color illustrations
Contents Introduction : Women in early Christianity and the Middle Ages -- The reputation of the Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene in the Middle Ages -- Vernacular religion -- Middle English Biblically based drama -- Why these plays and what are their origins? -- Historical and contemporary issues -- Conclusion -- A note on the modernized translation. The N-Town Mary Play and Marion materials -- The Digby Mary Magdalene. Bibliography
Summary Contains modern translations of plays performed during the late Middle Ages in England about the lives of the Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene. These plays provide a link between canonical Scripture, apocryphal and gnostic materials from the first centuries of Christianity that survived secreted or in oral tradition, legendary materials that developed over the ensuing centuries, and contemporary medieval religious belief and practices
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 196-198)
Notes Print version record
Subject Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint -- Apparitions and miracles -- Drama
Mary Magdalene, Saint -- Drama
Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint
Mary Magdalene, Saint
Mysteries and miracle-plays, English -- England
English drama.
DRAMA -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
English drama
Mysteries and miracle-plays, English
Genre/Form Drama
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789088903687