Medieval mystery plays, morality plays, and interludes.
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Medieval mystery plays, morality plays, and interludes. Edited by Vincent F. Hopper and Gerald B. Lahey. by Vincent Foster Hopper

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Published by Barron"s Educational Series in Great Neck, N.Y .
Written in English


  • Mysteries and miracle-plays, English,
  • Interludes, English,
  • English drama -- To 1500.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 299.

SeriesTheatre classics for the modern reader
ContributionsLahey, Gerald B., jt. ed.
The Physical Object
Pagination299 p. illus. ;
Number of Pages299
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20306625M

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