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miracle play


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A kind of medieval religious play representing non‐scriptural legends of saints or of the Virgin Mary. The term is often confusingly applied also to the mystery plays, which form a distinct body of drama based on biblical stories. Thanks to the book‐burning zeal of the English Reformation, no significant miracle plays survive in English, but there is a French cycle of forty Miracles de Notre‐Dame probably dating from the 14th century.

Subjects: Music — Literature.


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