Relationship Between Medieval and Renaissance Dramadocx
Published: July 24, 2017
Uploaded by: Isikaku Honesta
The medieval drama refers to theatrical performance in the period between the full of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century A.D. and the beginning of the Renaissance in approximately the 15th century A.D. medieval theatre covers all drama produced in Europe over that thousand-year period and refer to a variety of genres, including liturgical drama, mystery plays, morality plays, farces and masques. Beginning with Hrosvitha of Gandrsheim in the 10th century, medieval drama was for the most party very religious and moral in its themes, staging and traditions. The most famous example of medieval plays is the English cycle dramas, “the Wakefield mystery plays and the N-Town play, as well as the morality play, Everyman. One of the earliest surviving secular plays in English is “the interlude of the student and the aril” (c. 1300).