Interludes

Interludes

Interlude: Latin word meaning – between the play. It’s a term applied to a variety of short stage entertainments, such as secular farces and witty dialogues with a religious or political point of view. In the late 15th and early 16th century

These little dramas were performed in between the courses of a feast or between the acts of a longer play. Continue reading Interludes

Morality Plays

Morality Plays

Morality Plays were the plays in 15th and early 16th century in which characters exemplify moral or religious abstractions. They were didactic in nature, and their main aim was to instill fear of damnation while showing the path to salvation.

They were basically dramatized allegories of a representative Christian life in the form of a quest for salvation. Continue reading Morality Plays