Coventry Plays


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Coventry Plays:

see miracle playmiracle play
or mystery play,
form of medieval drama that came from dramatization of the liturgy of the Roman Catholic Church. It developed from the 10th to the 16th cent., reaching its height in the 15th cent.
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of Iron"; in 1500, Hatfield's services were again required when he gilded both crest and falchion with "gold foyle & sylver foyle" (21) Adding further visual impact to this already striking spectacle, the Smiths' Herod was on at least one occasion seated on a horse; the company records of 1476 document a payment of 3d for the animal's hire, a unique transaction replicated nowhere else in records of payment for the Coventry play or other towns' cycle plays.