Biblical drama

King, P. M. (2017) Biblical drama. In: Echard, S. and Rouse, R. (eds.) The Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature in Britain. Wiley Blackwell. ISBN 9781118396988 (doi:10.1002/9781118396957.wbemlb594)

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Abstract

A widespread group of performance texts in English whose subject-matter draws on the Bible and apocrypha, which have origins in the late fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries. Almost all surviving English biblical drama is demonstrably rooted in the place of its production, with cycles surviving from York, Chester, Wakefield, and N-Town (long misidentified as Coventry).

Item Type:Book Sections (Encyclopaedia entry)
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:King, Professor Pamela
Authors: King, P. M.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Language and Linguistics
Journal Name:The Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature in Britain
Publisher:Wiley Blackwell
ISBN:9781118396988

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