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English mystery plays.

Rosemary Woolf

English mystery plays.

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Published by Routledge and Kegan Paul in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mysteries and miracle-plays, English -- History and criticism,
  • Christian drama, English (Middle) -- History and criticism,
  • English drama -- To 1500 -- History and criticism,
  • Bible plays, English -- History and criticism,
  • Civilization, Medieval, in literature

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 425-428.

    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR643.M8 W66 1972
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 437 p.
    Number of Pages437
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5449109M
    ISBN 100710073194
    LC Control Number73151038


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