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  1. mystery playnoun

    a medieval play representing episodes from the life of Christ

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  1. mystery playnoun

    A medieval dramatic performance depicting events from Christian scriptures, especially events from the life of Jesus Christ.

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  1. Mystery play

    Mystery plays and miracle plays (they are distinguished as two different forms although the terms are often used interchangeably) are among the earliest formally developed plays in medieval Europe. Medieval mystery plays focused on the representation of Bible stories in churches as tableaux with accompanying antiphonal song. They told of subjects such as the Creation, Adam and Eve, the murder of Abel, and the Last Judgment. Often they were performed together in cycles which could last for days. The name derives from mystery used in its sense of miracle, but an occasionally quoted derivation is from ministerium, meaning craft, and so the 'mysteries' or plays performed by the craft guilds.

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  1. mystery play

    A mystery play is a form of medieval drama that focuses on portraying stories from the Bible or about the life, death, and resurrection of Christ. These plays were traditionally staged by craft guilds in open-air venues or on movable wagons during religious festivals. They served both an educational and liturgical purpose, helping to communicate and enact religious themes for a largely illiterate population.

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  1. Mystery play

    Mystery plays and miracle plays are among the earliest formally developed plays in medieval Europe. Medieval mystery plays focused on the representation of Bible stories in churches as tableaux with accompanying antiphonal song. They developed from the 10th to the 16th century, reaching the height of their popularity in the 15th century before being rendered obsolete by the rise of professional theatre. The name derives from mystery used in its sense of miracle, but an occasionally quoted derivation is from ministerium, meaning craft, and so the 'mysteries' or plays performed by the craft guilds.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mystery play in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mystery play in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8


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