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Medieval Overview

Medieval Lit Overview WGU

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Medieval Drama Types of Plays Morality, Mystery, Mummmmings (Pagen), Miracle, and Manners
Medievalism The study of medieval themes in popular culture (video games, etc.)
Medieval Romance Adventures of a chilvarous knight with superhuman abilities. Goes on quest, fighting monsters and winning the favor of a lady.
Morality Play Heavily allegorical and didactic, instructing man on what to do. Extremely entertaining, focusing on death-the great equalizer.
Mystery Play A guild chosen each summer to act out biblical scenes. Ex: Nail makers would act out the cruxifiction.
Old English Period Poetry used alliteration, caesura, fast paced dramatic style.
Romance Presented chivalric tales of kings, knights, and artistocratic ladies. Plays were depicted more fairy tale like, than realistic.
Created by: LFalone