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SOURCE:    Philology. Theory & Practice. Tambov: Gramota, 2020. № 1. P. 116-121.
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"N-Town Mystery Plays": Specificity of Arrangement and Scenic Interpretation

Shipilova Nataliya Vital'evna
St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University

Submitted: 21.11.2019
Abstract. The article analyses "N-Town Mystery Plays" previously known as "Ludus Coventriae Cycle" - a collection of XV-century religious plays from Eastern England without exact geographical attribution. Along with traditional for the medieval English theatre biblical play cycles, "N-Town Plays" also include small independent cycles and independent plays (Virgin Mary cycle, "The Passion of Christ", "The Repose of the Virgin"). Some of independent "N-Town Plays" are analysed and their subject and thematic originality is revealed. The author makes a suggestion about their possible scenic interpretation. The conducted research allows concluding on originality of internal structure of "N-Town Cycle".
Key words and phrases: средневековый театр, религиозный театр, мистерия, циклы мистерий, мистерии "города Н.", "Действо Ковентри", medieval theatre, religious theatre, mystery, mystery cycles, "N-Town Mystery Plays", "Ludus Coventriae"
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