miracle play


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miracle play

n.
A medieval drama portraying events in the lives of saints and martyrs.

miracle play

n
(Theatre) a medieval play based on a biblical story or the life of a saint. Compare mystery play

mir′acle play`


n.
a medieval drama based on a Bible story, a saint's life, or the like, usu. presented as part of a series or cycle. Compare morality play, mystery play.
[1850–55]

miracle play

A medieval religious drama that re-enacted miraculous incidents from the lives of saints on the day dedicated to them.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.miracle play - a medieval play representing episodes from the life of a saint or martyrmiracle play - a medieval play representing episodes from the life of a saint or martyr
drama, dramatic play, play - a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage; "he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway"
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miracle play

n (Theatre) → miracolo
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A stage for the performance of miracle plays, in which
Enda's and to his experimentation with a range of dramatic genres, including the miracle play and the pageant.
Expecting a stern examination at the scrum this weekend, Healy warned Ireland not to throwProp Cian Healy everything at producing a miracle play, adding: "We've got to stick to our plan.
The members of the church performed what might be described as a modern miracle play in the medieval tradition, entitled By Thy Glorious Resurrection.
Players on the Simi Valley High baseball team told each other they were not going to be done in by one miracle play Wednesday in their Marmonte League contest against Moorpark.
The sixth-form girls stayed behind in the evening to see the Miracle Play and the rest of the party returned to Huddersfield.
The appearance of a reliable edition of the Liber secundus sancti Andree, an Occitan-language miracle play written in 1512 by Marcellin Richard about the martyrdom of the apostle Saint Andrew, will fill a lacuna left open by Fazy's 1883 edition, to which Sibille refers, bluntly, as "very mediocre" (37) and "bad" (41).
Surely athletes--and the literature about them--are haunted by vulnerability, every feat, every miracle play, every new horizon broken out by every dazzling new prospect is shadowed by potential tragedy.
Using as its text the medieval Chester Cycle miracle play, Britten's 1957 opera was designed as a celebration for children, and so brought youth into the festival and showed another side of the great composer's musical pursuits.
Actors, 1941-42, is second-best, but it looks stiff by comparison, more medieval miracle play than Surrealist vision.
Further volumes will include the other sixty plays: thirty-one from the Old and twenty-one from the New Testament, four from Roman history, and four from La Legende chretienne (a miracle play, a saint's play, Octavian and the Sibyl, and a moralite of the Assumption).
See Miracle play Romeo and Juliet A NEW adaptation of Shakespeare's timeless love story, Romeo and Juliet, is being taken acrossWales this summer by Miracle Theatre Company.