Date of Award

1934

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Department

English

First Advisor

Gertrude M. Sibley

Abstract

The contributions of the Mediaeval Miracle Play to that of the Passion Play of Oberammergau are like those of a parent to a child. Life and form have been inherited but the development has gone far beyond the origin. Yet certain elements have continually been preserved in this same form and life

The material for the story of the Oberammergau Play was in the Mediaeval Miracle Play. In both cases the dramatic climax was reached on Good Friday with the gospel of our Lord's death upon the cross. Christ's entry into Jerusalem, the story of His birth, His active career, His Passion, and His Resurrection, all, were united into one play which has remained to the present time.

Pages

99

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