mystery play

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mystery play

n.
A medieval drama based on scriptural events especially in the life of Jesus.

[From mystery.]

mystery play

n
(Theatre) (in the Middle Ages) a type of drama based on the life of Christ. Compare miracle play

mys′tery play`


n.
a medieval drama based on a Bible story, usu. about Christ. Compare miracle play, morality play.
[1850–55]
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Noun1.mystery play - a medieval play representing episodes from the life of Christ
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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mystery play

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